I love going to the Queen Victoria Market for its freshest of meat, vegetables or fruits. The Queen Victoria Market is more than a shopping place, it is a historical landmark, a tourist destination and very well knowns to all Melburnians.
Here are some pictures taken on the weekend and what you’ll expect to see.
History – hugging the north-western edge of Melbourne’s central business district, the Queen Victoria Market, was officially opened on 20 March 1878. Over time the City has been home to several Markets but, as the population swelled, most eventually fell victim to changing shopping patterns. The Queen Victoria Market has been spared and today, with many of its building classified as Historic Buildings, its heritage and future preservation is assured. In an era where air conditioned, multi-level shopping centres are the norm, the Market is a living page from Melbourne’s social economic history. Many of the Market’s buildings date back to the last century for example the Meat Hall (1869).
Queen Victoria Market
513 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne Vic 3000
So, when ever you are in Australia or visiting Victoria, do visit the Queen Victoria Market. Not only fruits, vegetables or meat is available, you can spot some quality clothes and souvenirs.