The markets in the world are the sources of people to obtain their requirements all or most of it in one place. Some become the identity of the city for being there for over decades and fulfilling the wants of the people. One such market is the Queen Victoria Market of the Melbourne city in Australia which has become the hangout place and a landmark for the Melbournians. The people are so attached to the place that even if they need minor staples which are available in the down street shop they still prefer going to the Victoria Market without having any second thoughts. The same has been in its place since past 130 years providing all the requirements of the people under one roof.
“The Queen Victoria Market has been the heart and soul of Melbourne for more than a century. A historic landmark spread over two city blocks, this vibrant and bustling inner-city market is where Melbournians shop for everything from Australia fruit and vegetables and local and imported gourmet foods, to cosmetic, clothing and souvenirs.”
It is not just a market or the largest open market in the southern hemisphere; it is the heart of the city and its people. The building has always played a significant role in the preserving of the heritage and culture of the place and has been listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. Offering a burst of fresh food, having ranges from seafood to gourmet and deli food; along with a mixture of indie-produced handicraft, clothing and jewelry, today is has become an attraction and favorite local haunt. The city offers the world famous market eateries. Do not forget to visit to the hot doughnut van that is just outside the market and has been operating from the past 50 years, complementing the market.