Melbourne, the coastal capital of Victoria is one of the most hyped-up cities in Australia. Its plazas, restaurants, arts and entertainment have been captivating travellers from all across the globe. Here’s some insight into the Central Business District of Melbourne, simply known as CBD.
The Birth of Melbourne
In a city where many a top Box Hill hotel stands, there once was no man. Long before constructions like Avani Melbourne Box Hill Residences came to be, the city of Melbourne was born in 1835 when John Batman declared that this space was fit for a village, and the design for the village was traced by the talents of surveyor Robert Hoddle.
A Beautiful Landscape
Tree-lined streets, an underground train station and a grand shopping centre are not the only sites that capture your eyes. Melbourne’s landscapes run along the Yarra River, gently flowing to the rhythm of the wind. The city is also home to extensive parklands, Royal Botanic Gardens, historical monuments and memorials, the Melbourne Park and the internationally acclaimed Olympic Park.
Sites Worth a Shoutout
Some of Victoria’s oldest buildings are situated in the city of Melbourne. While some may call it a concrete jungle, these architectural marvels hold secrets from the past. Some of these buildings are the General Post Office and the Parliament House, both of which were built in the 1850s, the Old Treasury Building, the Immigration Museum, the Old Melbourne Gaol and the Shrine of Remembrance.
The CBD is the capital of entertainment in Australia, famed for its street performances. The city is a hub for budding young talent, providing a free platform to perform while you pass by. A casual stroll by the General Post Office or the Bourke Street Mall will bring you encounters with these artists who share their passion and talents with the public.