If you ever get the chance to visit Melbourne then you must visit Queen Victoria Market. This is one of the affordable markets in Melbourne. It is a open Market which offer a verity of products. Queen Victoria Market is the heart and soul of Melbourne. Enjoy the taste of food, visit different shops, discover your way through the iconic heritage Sheds where the banter is as fresh as the produce. Or simply enjoy the atmosphere of the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere.
This is a famous shopping area and a tourist attraction on the city. Nearly half of market place is dedicated to the sale of fresh products. Also known affectionately as ‘Vic Market’ or ‘Queen Vic’, the Queen Victoria Market has been the heart and soul of Melbourne for more than a century. In this market you can shop for any thing. It is a one stop from where you can buy fruits,vegetables, cloths, cosmetics, all type of cloths. Almost every type of thing is available in this market from local to imported and this market is also a affordable market in Melbourne.
History of Queen Victoria Market
The Queen Victoria Market is a open market which is established on 20 March 1878.Till then a range of markets having operated from the site in varying forms prior to that date. Melbourne is known as a market town. Markets in Melbourne including South Melbourne, Prahran and Dandenong Markets. However, Queen Victoria Market is the largest and most intact of all Melbourne’s great 19th century markets.
Corner of Victoria Street and Elizabeth Street, Melbourne
The Market is open every day of the week except Mondays and Wednesdays. On Wednesday evenings in the summer months, there is a night market which offers dining, bars, live entertainment and a variety of other stalls.
Queen Victoria Market – Today
Today, the Queen Victoria Market is among the top tourist destination in Melbourne, offering a variety of fruit and vegetables, meat, poultry and seafood, gourmet and delicatessen foods as well as specialty delicacies. Food is not the only thing, with food it also has a large non-food related market. In non-food market selling a diverse range of clothing, shoes, jewellery and handmade arts and crafts.
The hot doughnut van is a famous food van here. they are operating this van for over half a century. Now, this van become a part of local tradition and it is also known for its jam donuts. If you are in the market then don’t miss this chance to taste these delicious donuts.
Moment of pride for Queen Victoria Market
On June 12, 2015 Lord Mayor Robert Doyle and Environment Minister Greg Hunt announced the beginning of the process to place the Market on the UNESCO world heritage site.
for more information you can also visit their official website:- http://www.qvm.com.au