5 Melbourne Attractions for the Art Lover

It does not really matter what your taste is, we can guarantee that you will have a great time if this year you’re planning your holidays to Australia. That’s because there is something for everyone Down Under.

From the cosmopolitan cities of Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide, to the wonderful nature trips and the Great Barrier Reef, Australia has it all. And if you are in Melbourne, then apart from the trip to MCG and all the attractions around, here are 5 things art lovers should just not miss.

→ Federation Square is the best place to start your time in the gorgeous and laid back city of Melbourne and that is all the more truer if you are an art lover. Apart from being a bustling space of gathering, it has plenty of shows, exhibitions, functions, special art events and if you are there at the right time, you can even catch a musical or two. (Corner Swanston Street & Flinders Street Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia / (03)9655 1900 / [official site])

It is amazing how so many people think of just complicated paintings and wonderful Operas when we say the word ‘art’. Cinema is probably the most popular and definitely the most glamorous art form in modern times and the Australian Centre for Moving Images (ACMI) allows you to experience movie-biz in a whole new angle. Interactive exhibits, a space voyage show and plenty of indigenous Australian movie exhibits make it a must see. (Federation Square / +61 3 8663 2200 / [official site])

National Gallery of Victoria houses Australia’s finest and largest collection of art work and you will be amazed at the amount of work on display here and its wide variety. If you truly love art, then you can spend even days studying both the work of both Australians and overseas masters.

Victorian Arts Centre is probably one of the most distinguishable landmarks of the city with its inimitable spire that will make sure you do not miss it. Designed by architect Sir Roy Grounds, many believe that its acoustic rival the famous Sydney Opera House and you can catch many touring and local productions here along with some world famous dance shows.

Sidney Myer Music Bowl is a venue that every local is familiar with and if you are planning on a trip to Australia come this Christmas time, then this is the spot to be on Christmas Eve. The Carols by Candlelight event held here is simply out of this world and an amazing way to experience Melbourne and you can catch various performances and concerts here. (The Sidney Myer Music Bowl is situated in King’s Domain, Linlithgow Ave)

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