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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  • Collins street is such a beautiful part of Melbourne, the old buildings that ooze glamour from past days, interesting and a great assortment of restaurants .  more »
  • In this street are all the luxury shops, besides a delicious the Lindt chocolate shop/cafe. Add the different galleries with shops or "arcades".
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  • Collins St. Offers lots of shopping and Melbourne Town Hall is at the corner of Swanson and Collins. Lots of Cafes and interesting Laneways as well.  more »

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