Parliament House of Victoria, Melbourne

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Inside Parliament House of Victoria are 24-carat gold ceiling ornaments, an imposing Queen Victoria statue, and brass decorations. The building houses the working state parliament, and you can see both chambers (upper and lower houses) of the government in action. During the tour, sit where the speaker and president of the upper house sit, visit the legislative offices, and glimpse the library. To reach the building, climb the grand stone staircase. Take the guesswork out of planning a Melbourne vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • We visited on a day when parliament had been in session all night, so knew there would be no tours but were happy to simply attend and view the proceedings from the gallery, as is pretty standard for ...  more »
  • Go to the tour just in time. Australia and Japan have fun comparing it to Capitol Hill. There are many different attractions in.
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  • Located on Spring Street, it is on the Victorian Heritage act, it was constructed between 1855 and 1929. The building is an example of Neoclassical architecture. The interior features classical decora...  more »
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  • Took a guided tour on Open House Melbourne and it was great. Get to know the the history of the building, some interesting curiosities and how it took place in the history of Victoria. It's wonderful!
  • Took the public guided tour. Takes about an hour. Informative. Beautiful building. Worthwhile to follow the public tour. Interesting story about Queen Victoria statue.
  • Great building (at least from outside), as a Government building access is limited to days when its's available.
  • Amazing architecture, and the history behind the place is incredible. Worth a visit!
  • We took an architecture - guided tour. Pre booking required. It took around 1.30 minutes. A majestic building with golden (real) touch. Very elegant inside, decorated with pastel colours bordered with real gold. Worth visiting. There are public and express tours too.

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