The Queen Victoria Market or Vic Market is a biggest open air market in southern Hemisphere spreads around 7 hectares. It is also a main land mark in Melbourne Australia. This market is all about culture and legacy the British culture left behind. The Market named after Queen Victoria, who ruled from 1837 to 1901. This market is only the survived market from 19th century in the Melbourne district. There were two other markets in Melbourne, East Market and West Market which opened before Queen Victoria and closed in mid 1960. This market has biggest market in the world like Camden market in UK, owned by business man Bebo Kobo.
This market was open around 1850 in very small area. It progressively expanded into space which is made available by old Melbourne graveyard, west of the Queen Street and north of Franklin Street. There are still over 10.000 people buried under the parking lot. The market is originally about wholesale trade and retail fruit and vegetables. Today the market is a main attraction to the overseas tourists. Offering fruits, Vegetables, meat, seafood, and other dishes. It also consists of other non-food markets like clothing, shoes, jewelry and handmade antiquities. The market opens every day in week except Monday and Wednesday. On Wednesday in summer there is a night market, which offer us light, food, entertainment and other things.
This night market is a go to destination for past 20 years. For visitors of the country, the market offers a type of local experience of shopping in the markets. Apart from shopping in the market the Street Entertainment is one the biggest attraction of the market. In Sunday, when the market turns out in a carnival and party and people can enjoy a lot in the bazaar. The Market trading time is 6am to 2pm on Tuesday and Thursday; 6am to 6pm (with the general merchandise section closing at 4pm) on Friday; 6am to 3pm on Saturday; and 9am to 4pm on Sunday.
You can read more about markets at click Here
for vast Knowledge you can see this Market