Explore the historic sights in the heart of Melbourne

Take a stroll and experience the history of Melbourne through its sights, buildings and landmarks which have stood the test of time.

Melbourne’s history is dotted around the city in the form of heritage listed buildings and iconic landmarks that have stood the test of time. Many of these popular sights are located in the Melbourne CBD and are within easy walking distance of ibis Styles Melbourne, The Victoria Hotel. Whether you wish to explore the historic features of Melbourne alone or with the expert assistance of a tour guide, this is a ‘must-do’ tourist activity not to be missed.

Some of the historic sights not to be missed include the childhood home of Captain James Cook, Cooks’ Cottage, Old Melbourne Gaol and the 1870’s constructed Town Hall.

Buildings and landmarks include Flinders Street Station, The Shrine of Remembrance and the majestic Royal Exhibition Buildings. The Royal Exhibition Buildings were constructed in 1880 and were the first buildings in Australia to achieve a World Heritage Listed Status in 2004.

This compilation of buildings and landmarks contain just a few of the many historic features that form the legacy of European Settlement and Colonisation in Melbourne.

Located in the heart of Melbourne, ibis Styles Melbourne, The Victoria Hotel is the ideal accommodation option for travellers wanting to soak up the history of this beautiful city. Not sure where to start? Ask our friendly staff about guided day tour options that are available. Explored Melbourne and have some great photos to share? Post it on social media with the hashtag #ibisstylesmelbourne!