Melbourne is known for its amazing architecture. Since Melbourne was one of the earliest locations in Australia that were colonized, its cityscape has many old and modern structures boasting unique architecture. Melbourne is also a cultural hub of Australia, and thus, is also known for being at the forefront of the art scene in Australia.
History & Culture
Being colonized as early as 1803, Melbourne has a long history. Throughout its history, the cityscape of Melbourne kept changing with the times, and today is essentially a mosaic of structures with different architecture from different periods of time. Being one of the most metropolitan cities in Australia which also has a diverse society, Melbourne has a rich culture which has resulted in the city being known for its trendy and contemporary art.
The Architecture; Buildings New & Old
There are many landmarks in Melbourne that boast amazing Victorian architecture. Some of the best places to visit to witness the awe-inspiring Victorian architecture of Melbourne are the Scotts Church, the Werribee Mansion, Stalbridge Chambers, Trades Hall, the Royal Exhibition Hall, The Forum, and the Old Treasury Building.
If your hotel accommodation in Melbourne CBD is conveniently located, such as the Oaks on Lonsdale, you can also walk around to places such as Collin’s Street and explore its marvelous architecture. Contrasting these heritage buildings are the striking modern buildings boasting chic architecture, such as the Southern Cross Station, the AAMI Park, Eureka Tower, and Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre.
Art Galleries, Exhibitions and so much more!
Art is no short supply in Melbourne, and if you explore the hubs if art within the city you are sure to find some amazing works of art. As a rule of thumb, check out the many galleries in the city such as the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, the Ian Potter Centre, the Victorian Artists’ Society, and NGV International, but if you venture out you are sure to find enough and more art, even in the streets.
Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+