For our honeymoon, we went to Australia. We traveled along the east coast from Cairns to Melbourne. Melbourne as you might’ve guessed from the title is what this post is about. It’s an incredible city and in this post, we’ll share some of our highlights and recommendations for visiting Melbourne. Here our Ultimate Guide for Melbourne!
The Botanical gardens are definitely worthwhile. We spend hours walking around enjoying the plants and views. This article will tell you more about the botanical gardens in and around Melbourne.
Shrie of Remembrance
The Shrine of Remembrance is a building right next to the botanical gardens. The building is impressive and from the balcony, you have an amazing view of the city center. The building is built to remember the people who fought in the war(s).
The Parliament House is also an impressive building with big stairs in front of it. There are guided tours through the building which you can take for free.
There are a few parks that are nice to walk through, for example; the Parliament Gardens, the Carlton Gardens (with the Royal Exhibition Building and the Melbourne Museum), and the Fitzroy Gardens. The picture above is made in the Parliament Gardens.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral
St. Patrick’s Cathedral is also a stunning building. Very different from other cathedrals, in Australia. The building style is much older and darker than most buildings you can compare it with. This is the case both inside and outside. There were also a few statues, a small fountain, and a garden.
Queen Victoria Market
The Queen Victoria Market is a very popular market to visit. There are stalls that sold meat, fish, and many more products, meals, and souvenirs. When we were there a lot of them were closed though. Bad timing with the holidays, unfortunately, made the stalls that were open extremely crowded.
Melbourne is also a city with lots of street art. There are some alleys that are simply plastered with street art and when you walk around in the city center you’ll see smaller pieces of street art on many corners.