Then we were done with the warm Cains and the Barrier Reef. We left this place to go to Melbourne. Here we stayed with some friends and had a lovely time.
They took us to Melbourne city center were we got a closer look at another of Australia’s great cities. The city is decorated with many interesting and special buildings and art that cud be enough to fill the whole day, just to marvel over the new architect around the next corner.
They are also rich on culture and history. I specially found the Royal Arcade interesting. It was built in 1869 and is Victoria Heritage Registered. If you want to have a look at quirky and cute stores, have a walk down here.
The culture center and meeting place of Melbourne is called Federation Square. It was built in 2002 to give the citizens a place to interact creatively and socially in the great city. While the design of the building surrounding the square is difficult to describe as pretty, it make the place easy to find.
As all cities Melbourne also have a library. But, this library is a bit more then a lot of others. Melbourne is the proud owner of the State Library of Victoria. It contains study rooms, gallery, game room, internet access etc and of course the library itself. All contained in a beautiful building worth to have a look at.
Melbourne central contains come of the more special attractions in Melbourne. It is a shopping center built around Coop´s Shot Tower. Coop´s Shot Tower was built in 1888 and is 50 meters high. The shopping center also have a very special pocket watch that was given from the Japanese as a precent. Every hour it hold a special show. Everyone should have a look at this pocket watch if they ever visit Melbourne.
One of the more popular sightseeing possibilities in Melbourne is the City Circle Tram. This is a old fashion tram that you around the city in a loop that last for 48 min and it is free. It it a great way to get around and you can also learn something on the way.
If you have time also try to visit the National Gallery. It is very popular and a interesting visit if you are a art lover.
Beside that Melbourne is also the perfect place to just relax and go for a picnic in one of the parks or just go out for a meal with some friends. It´s a reason Melbourne have been rated the best city in the world to live in.
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