Melbourne is a city with an intensely vibrant and diverse cosmopolitan culture, and when you need to get out of your Melbourne short stay apartment. It has a bewildering variety of things to do and places to go to. Since it is a melting point of different cultures, the ultimate product of such cultural assimilation turns out to be very enriching as an experience. On a very broad level, here are some of the places that you should have a look at while you are in Melbourne.
The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant is one of the most popular sights in Melbourne. It is the world’s first traveling car restaurant in the world. The tramcar moves though the city while the people in it dine to their heart’s content. The restaurant boasts of an eclectic selection of both wines and food. The tram was reconverted in 1927. No wonder it has won many National Tourism Awards.
The Melbourne Aquarium is located on the banks of the Yarra River. It consists of a 2.2 million liter tank which is filled with sharks, stingrays, fish and turtles as well. There are different saltwater marine species and freshwater species as well. There are different habitats like mangroves, coral atolls, billabongs and rock pools as well.
The Victorian Arts Centre is on St. Kilda Road. This is the main venue for important programmes like the Australian Ballet and Australian Opera and other important cultural programmes. This includes the Melbourne Concert Hall, the arts Complex and the National Gallery of Victoria.
The State Library of Victoria is located on Swanston Street and was built in stages, starting from the year of 1854. It has a classical revival façade.
Then there is the Princes Theatre on Spring Street. It was designed by William Pitt, one of the most prominent architects of Australia in 1886. It is a very elaborately designed ornate building. The Princess Theatre has hosted some of the most prolific of theatre and opera related events. The building was revamped in the end of the 1980s.
Another must see not far from our Melbourne Serviced Apartments is the Old Treasury Building and Gold Treasury Museum. This was built in 1858 and was the city’s first building built on the lines of the Italian Renaissance. The architect of this building was J.J Clark who designed it when he was only 19 years of age.
And of course, for all cricket freaks exists the world famous Melbourne Cricket Ground. This is located on Jolimont Terrace. It is a familiar name for all cricket mad people all over the world. It is home to the Olympic Museum and the Australian Gallery of Sport as well. It has a wonderful collection of cricketing memorabilia to match its reputation as well.