Melbourne in brief
In the southeast of Australia is the state capital of Victoria, Melbourne. It is the largest city after Sydney in Australia. Melbourne has an area of 7,694 km ² and has about 3,371,888 inhabitants. The city is built around the Yarra River and is located on the Port Phillip Bay.
Backpacking or just on vacation? Melbourne is a culture that is sure to be visited during your visit to Australia. The city was founded in 1835 and named after the English statesman Lord Melbourne. He was at that time Prime Minister of Great Britain.
Melbourne is very multicultural, about one third of the population was not born in Australia. The city is divided into districts which included many Italian, Greek, Chinese, Vietnamese and Turkish neighborhoods located.
“Garden City”, it is also known as Melbourne. The city has many green parks and botanical gardens. At the Kew Gardens in London are after the largest botanical gardens. The Royal Botanical Gardens are world famous with its landscaped paths, ponds and thousands of different plants and trees.
The town is dominated by several museums. The National Gallery of Victoria, the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and the Heide Museum of Modern Art are well known. Many of these museums are focused on contemporary art.
In the field of sports it may also being Australian city. In 1956 the Olympics were held here. But the annual Australian Open (tennis) will be held in Melbourne. In addition, many organized in equestrian sports, Australian football, cricket and Formula 1.
Conclusion: For those looking for culture, architecture or nature during his/her holiday, Melbourne does not disappoint.