7 must-see attractions when booking into executive apartments in Melbourne
Melbourne is a great destination for tourists, boasting something exciting to see for everyone. Book a stay at of the executive apartments in Melbourne and explore the city for yourself. It doesn't matter if you want to soak up some sun on one of the city's fantastic beaches, or if you want to immerse yourself in history at one of the many museums on offer, there's plenty to see in Melbourne.
Royal Exhibition Building
Built in 1880, the Royal Exhibition Building was awarded Unesco World Heritage status in 2004. The impressive building housed Australia's first parliament in 1901. While sections of the building have been subject to demolition and fire, the main building, known as the Great Hall, survived and was restored in the 1990s. Today it is the site of trade fairs, various exhibitions and parties. Tours leave from the Melbourne Museum most days at 2pm.
The Melbourne Museum is the largest museum in the southern hemisphere and a great place to absorb history and culture. The museum has seven main galleries and past exhibits include mummies from Egypt and dinosaurs from China. It also houses an IMAX Theatre, which shows movies and documentaries in 3-D format.
The city also boasts one of the most fascinating aquariums. The Melbourne Aquarium is home to sharks, mantarays and turtles. Visitors can also take a dive into the shark tank, with a professional at hand of course.
Royal Melbourne Zoo
If you don't get your fill of animal spotting at the aquarium, why not pay the Royal Melbourne Zoo a visit. The zoo houses more than 320 animal species, including reptiles, lions, tigers, and elephants. There is also a platypus aquarium, a bird aviary and a tropical hothouse full of butterflies.
Old Melbourne Gaol
Now a museum, the former prison was built in 1841 and saw the execution of some of Australia's most notorious criminals. Visitors to the cells can see memorabilia of the prisoners and staff, including plaster casts of some of the people who were hanged at the prison. If that isn't chilling enough for you, book yourself on the Hangman's Night Tour. This tour is not recommended for children under 12.
St Patrick's Cathedral
If you are fond of architecture, your stay in Melbourne will not be complete without a trip to St Patrick's Cathedral. A fine example of Gothic Revival architecture, the cathedral was designed by William Wardell and built between 1863 and 1939, when the spires were added. The Cathedral features gargoyles, once believed to protect the building from evil spirits.
Carlton & United Breweries
An afternoon tour around Carlton & United Breweries is a great way to end off one of your exciting days in Melbourne. The brewery produces a range of bitter, lager and draught as well as the popular Victoria Bitter. Tours operate from Monday to Friday.
Come explore these and other great sights - book yourself a comfortable stay in one of the executive apartments in Melbourne today.
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