Melbourne is Australia's second most populous city and the capital of Victoria. It is renowned for its cosmopolitan culture, vibrant arts scene and Victorian architecture.
Melbourne's culture is very diverse, with European, Asian and Aboriginal influences rubbing shoulders on the city's streets. This is reflected in the city's cuisine, fashion, arts and festivals.
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Melbourne is considered one of Australia's cultural capitals, with many museums, art galleries, theatres and concert halls. The Melbourne Museum, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image are some of the city's major cultural venues.
Melbourne is also renowned for its food scene. The city is home to a number of cafes, restaurants and bars offering inventive, quality local cuisine as well as international specialities. Visitors can experience the local cuisine with dishes such as Australian steak, fish and chips or pavlova, a dessert made from meringue and red fruit. Melbourne is also famous for its cafes, which offer premium coffees and freshly baked goods.
Melbourne is also a sporting city, with many stadiums and sports grounds hosting sporting events throughout the year, including the Australian Open tennis tournament and the Australian Formula One Grand Prix. Sports fans can also enjoy cricket, Australian rules football and rugby in Melbourne.
In terms of architecture, Melbourne is famous for its Victorian style, which is reflected in many historic buildings such as the State Library of Victoria, the Royal Exhibition Building and the Melbourne Town Hall. Architecture enthusiasts can also explore the city's modern buildings, such as the Melbourne Museum and Melbourne Docklands.
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