The streets include multicultural life, hundreds of events throughout the year, in short, leisure activities that you won’t find in any other Australian city and almost from the rest of the world. They also offer the best accommodation in Melbourne. So how do you enjoy your time in melbourne?
State Library of Victoria
15 minutes walk from the market is one of the most beautiful libraries in the world: State Libary of Victoria. Opened in 1854. It is the oldest library in Australia. It has over two million books and over 380,000 copies of newspapers, maps, manuscripts, photos … In addition, there are areas that look directly at the museum. There are photos, stained glass, and even the armor of the local hero Ned Kelly. You will also find a store with a good selection of books. Of the many reading rooms visited by all travelers, there is The Dome. It is beautiful! You can take pictures, but at your own discretion. Remember that there are people studying. This library is an essential point to visit in Melbourne in one day.
Center Place – the most famous promenade
If Melbourne is famous for something, it is because of its lanes (avenues) and arcades (shopping arcades). There are many beautiful and super photogenic! With only time to see Melbourne in one day, it’s best to stop at Center Place. It is not only the most famous, but it perfectly suits this travel plan. It was revitalized in the 1980s and now, in addition to small shops, nice coffees and small street art, has a very nice atmosphere. You can’t miss it when visiting Melbourne in one day!
After seeing Flinders Street and the cathedral, we will complete the mythical passage from Federation Square, Melbourne’s main square. Inaugurated in 2002 and extended four years later, it has the dubious honor of appearing frequently on these typical “ugliest buildings / squares / places in the world” lists. In such a short time it was recognized as the heart of the city and many special events take place there. For example, we saw it all decorated with Christmas, with its giant tree and lots of decorations. Despite such heavy traffic, it is a place where you can sit quietly to relax or eat. There is also a tourist office on the square in case you have to look or ask something. In addition, Federation Square has two of Melbourne’s top museums, which are also free! On the one hand, there is the Australian Center for Moving Image, regarding cinema, video games and digital culture, very interactive and original; on the other hand, Ian Potter Center, a gallery with Australian works you’ll love if you want to learn more about the art of aborigines. So if you don’t know how to enjoy your time in melbourne, visit these places!