Given the long history of Melbourne, it is no surprise that the city offers plenty of historical places to visit. If you love learning about the history of new places, Melbourne will tickle your enthusiasm with an extensive list of historical attractions. Wondering what the must-visit historical places in Melbourne are? Read on!
Shrine of Remembrance
This is a must-visit place for guests of Oaks Melbourne on Lonsdale Suites as the place is only seven minutes from the hotel. The site honours Australians who gave up their lives for the formation of the country over the years. The architecture resembles that of the Parthenon in Athens and the Tom of Mausolus in Halicarnassus.
Old Melbourne Gaol
One of the Melbourne historical places that fill visitors with morbid fascination, Old Melbourne Gaol was a prison that held some of the most infamous criminals – the serial killer Frederick Bailey Deming was held here. For a while gaol was an educational institute, but it again turned into a prison during WWII. Currently, the place is a museum that attracts a huge number of visitors each year.
St. Patrick Cathedral
A striking example of Gothic Revival architecture, St. Patrick Cathedral is a short journey from most Melbourne hotel apartments. The designer of the cathedral was William Wardell, and its history goes back to the 19th century. Its blue embellished exterior, the beautiful windows, the organ, and the bells are the most captivating features of the place.
Flinders Street Station
With its magnificent dome and archway, the Flinders Street Station tops the list of historical attractions of the city. The first-ever railway station, Flinders Street Station was built in 1909, and it became the busiest station in the world in the 1920s. The station also can be found on the Victorian Heritage Register.
Its gates are the first thing that will grab your attention. Chinatown in Melbourne is a reminder of the Chinese community that came to be here in the 19th century. With old oriental architecture and its stores bursting with food and quirky concoctions of cocktails, Chinatown attracts both locals and tourists in their thousands!