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Guide to Melbourne
Guide to Melbourne

Interesting places and facts about the city Melbourne in Australia

Melbourne is an official capital of the Victoria state and generally recognized cultural and sports capital of Australia. Founded in 1835 as an agricultural settlement, the city quickly gained the title of one of the largest and most important political centers of the country. The second largest city in Australia with a population of more than 4.5 million and twice recognized as "the world's most liveable city". In addition to the high living standards, a pleasant climate and well-developed health care system, Melbourne has a rich cultural heritage. Millions of travelers choose Melbourne as a holiday destination thanks to its unique combination of Victorian architecture and ultra-modern architectural solutions. Tourism is of great importance for the economy of the city and is an integral part of its everyday life.

Attractions in the Capital of Culture

Federation Square is considered to be the face of the city, which displays a combination of old and new, as well as accommodates a huge number of art galleries, the Melbourne Museum, Cinematography Center, and other interesting places. "Eureka", the highest tower in the city invites tourists to admire Melbourne from a specially-equipped observation platform, and identify the main tourist points from a height of 297 m. Melbourne Zoo is glad to present visitors the unique fauna of Australia, which can't be found anywhere else outside Australia, including platypus, kangaroos, koalas and dingoes. Old Melbourne Gaol museum, Victorian Arts Centre, Royal Botanic Gardens are also must-see attractions in Melbourne.
In the evening, take a stroll along Chapel Street and Brunswick Street to find the noisy and bright night bars and restaurants. Want to spend your time more actively and funny? Go to King Street accommodating the most popular nightclubs in the cultural capital of Australia. Among the clubs locals and tourists usually choose QBH and Melbourne Metro Nightclub as the most respectable ones. Many restaurants and clubs are located in the city center on the banks of the Yarra River. Crown Casino, the largest casino in Australia and huge entertainment complex is always open to visitors. Even if you're not going to play roulette, be sure to look at the whole complex of casino buildings with a waterfront, which is considered one of the main attractions of the city.
Melbourne is often called the Australia's sports capital. Every year, international sporting events are held here. The most popular events are considered to be Australian Open Tennis Championships, The Australian Grand Prix (Formula One), Australian football and cricket world championships finals. Melbourne, home of Australian football, has 29 stadiums with a total capacity of about 300,000. In 2006, Melbourne was recognized as the world's unofficial sports capital due to the large number of sports facilities and specially equipped stadiums.

Cultural life

Melbourne concentrates the largest number of museums, exhibitions, and international cultural events in Australia. The well preserved buildings of the Victorian era (1837-1901) and a rich musical heritage made Melbourne interesting, multi-faceted, and one of the most visited cities in the world. Melbourne is also known as one of the main centers of street art, which reached a peak in the development in the cultural capital. National Ballet of Australia is a pearl of theater life of the city. Melbourne Fashion Festival every year attracts thousands of fashionistas from around the world. Melbourne can become an ideal place for active recreation and cultural enrichment.
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Melbourne is often called the Australia's sports capital. Every year, international sporting events are held here. The most popular events are considered to be Australian Open Tennis Championships, The Australian Grand Prix (Formula One), Australian football and cricket world championships finals. Melbourne, home of Australian football, has 29 stadiums with a total capacity of about 300,000. In 2006, Melbourne was recognized as the world's unofficial sports capital due to the large number of sports facilities and specially equipped stadiums.
Melbourne concentrates the largest number of museums, exhibitions, and international cultural events in Australia. The well preserved buildings of the Victorian era (1837-1901) and a rich musical heritage made Melbourne interesting, multi-faceted, and one of the most visited cities in the world. Melbourne is also known as one of the main centers of street art, which reached a peak in the development in the cultural capital. National Ballet of Australia is a pearl of theater life of the city. Melbourne Fashion Festival every year attracts thousands of fashionistas from around the world. Melbourne can become an ideal place for active recreation and cultural enrichment.

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