The Queen Victoria Building or QVB in abbreviated form is another very famous attraction of Sydney. The building received its name in honor of the Queen Victoria in 1897. Its construction was supervised by the architect of Scottish origin. Initially, the building housed a vegetable market. Therefore, it was called originally, until 1918, the Queen Victoria Market. Over the history of the building, in addition to vegetable market, a concert hall and later the city library were located within its walls. The building was erected in Romanesque style with a little eclectic trend. There are a lot of columns, arches, stained glass, forged elements. In general, the variety of parts is amazing. A lot of natural light flows from large windows and through the glass roof. The building is decorated with numerous stained glass windows, the original 19th-century staircase, which is a top ten among the most beautiful staircases of the world. There are also arches, columns, balustrades and incredibly complex and beautiful tiled floor. The building now performs the function of the shopping center. Stores and shops, coffee shops and restaurants and a large library are located under the roof of the Queen Victoria Building.
455 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Phone: (+61) 2 9265 6800
33° 52′ 18.33″ S, 151° 12′ 24″ E