Timings : Tuesday, Thursday: 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM,
Friday: 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM,
Saturday: 6:00 AM - 3:00 PM,
Sunday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Time Required : 3 - 4 hours
Entry Fee : No Entry Fee
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Queen Victoria Market is a 141-year old, large open air market in Melbourne, Australia. The market is a major landmark of the central business district of Melbourne, serving as a retail and wholesale hub since the late 1860's.
The famous market is spread across two blocks, with one block bound by Victoria Street and the other block bound by Queen Street - and that’s where Queen Victoria market gets its name. You will find a collection of diverse lifestyle, food, and culture including jewellery, specialty goods, handcrafts, fresh produce, clothing, souvenirs, and gourmet foods at the market.
The Queen Victoria market is also known for its aesthetically pleasing architecture, as some of the nineteenth century streets and retail buildings that were constructed between 1882 and 1891 are still intact. The market also hosts various cultural festivals and markets and receives over 10 million visitors each year. As of March 2019, the Queen Victoria Market is all set to undergo drastic renewal and development, where its car park is proposed to be turned into a public plaza, in hopes to seek UNESCO World Heritage listing for the market.