Visit the vibrant Queen Victoria Market to experience an important part of Melbourne’s cultural identity, as it is the only 19th century market that still survives to this day. Experience the bustling excitement of this charming retail enclave from one of the quality Melbourne serviced apartments located nearby, such as the Somerset on Elizabeth Melbourne. With an ideal central location and its elegant interiors, you will encounter some of the finest Melbourne furnished apartments here. The Queen Victoria Market finds its genesis in the 1850s Melbourne as a small market in the east of the city. Over time, it grew to cover an area of almost 17 acres, which makes it the largest open-air bazaar located in the southern hemisphere. Walk through its brightly-lit facades to encounter the freshest variety of fruits, vegetables, seafood, meat and poultry, as well as a delectable ray of deli and gourmet foods. A large part of the market is also non-food, and you will be able to discover some rare and wonderful finds along the likes of clothing, jewellery, accessories as well as locally produced arts and crafts. A market favourite is the popular hot doughnut van, which has been plying its delicious treats for well over half a century and it makes some of the best jam donuts in the area. The day market is open every day except Monday and Wednesday, with Wednesdays featuring a special night market where a variety of live entertainment, dining, bars and other stalls opening up for business in this unique tourist hub.
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