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Located on the south-east coast of Australia, Melbourne is a vibrant city populated by artists hosting more than 2,000 events each year. The capital of Victoria, Melbourne is full of markets of all kinds where you can buy designer clothes and handicrafts. The city of coffee mixes Victorian and modern architectural styles. Also, don't miss the city's cultural heart, Federation Square, where there are many museums on Aboriginal culture. Strolling through the city admire Banksy's works dotted through the streets. Explore Chinatown at Little Bourke Street and italian Carlton district with popular restaurants. In the Fitzroy district, have a drink on the rooftops, then meet artists and stroll through designer boutiques. On a stroll along the Yarra River, discover the casino and the Royal Botanic Garden located not far from the National Museum of Victoria. For a sea getaway, head to the seaside resort of St Kilda.

FAQs for Melbourne

  • What are Melbourne's popular markets?
    At Rose Street Market, it is possible to meet artists and find the rare object. The Queen Victoria Market with more than 700 stalls and the South Melbourne Market offer a culinary world tour. The Europa Night Market offers musical evenings over a glass and a plate of fried mussels.

  • What are the most important events?
    The Australian Tennis Open, the Formula 1 Grand Prix, the International Comedy Festival are important events that occur every year in Melbourne.

  • Why is coffee an institution in Melbourne ?
    In Melbourne, the barista profession is highly respected, as coffee is steeped in Australian culture. In addition, Melbourne is now considered australia's coffee capital.

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