Collins St/Swanston St, Melbourne

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#3 of 11 in Neighborhoods in Victoria
Take a stroll down the tree-lined boulevard Collins St/Swanston St, home to some of Australia's best examples of Victorian architecture. As you walk, note the large Collins Street Baptist, St Michael's Uniting, and Scot's Presbyterian churches, and the magnificent Town Hall. Enter the "Cathedrals of Commerce"--including William Pitt's Venetian gothic-style Old Stock Exchange and William Wardell's Gothic Bank--to see some of Melbourne's finest interiors. Head to the "Paris End" for shopping to rival the European capital of culture from which it takes its name. The street is 1.6 km (1 mi) long. Make Collins St/Swanston St part of your personalized Melbourne itinerary using our Melbourne online driving holiday planner .
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  • Alone is exciting. On the tram from the hotel and suddenly want to get down, immediately put shops and arcades. One block is so much suggestion shops walking distance is not so different. The front of the mistake, the same Lt Collins St. As well any other Lt a little narrow streets as there were found.
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  • The European influence is most evident in Collins Street, and the magnificent bank buildings show the influence of the goldrush on this city.  more »
  • Walked along here several times and was taken by the many buildings built here during the Gold Rush days. The history behind them is fascinating and their condition is great.  more »

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