Queen Victoria Market

26 Jun
2008

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

www.qvm.com.au

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.

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2 Responses to Queen Victoria Market

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May

June 14th, 2010 at 9:27 am

Hi,
saw your site while looking for some recipes. I love going to markets too, so much to see and buy!
I live 10 mins from the Carribean Market, there are heaps of freshly picked vegs. its packed too, sundays and school holidays , its packed with kids going for joy rides, fun and games and food.
Do visit my blog, have been lazy, not doing posting, but hope to do some of my market posting soon.
regards, May.

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madamkwong

June 14th, 2010 at 9:41 am

Thank you May for visiting my blog. Yes, market is what all food bloggers love to hang out. You should blog more :)

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