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CNNGo TV in Melbourne: A multicultural haven
We discover the Southern Hemisphere's biggest open-air market, the city's obsession with coffee and the mythology of the mighty “G” (click through for the whole show)
It may be Australia’s second city, but there’s a reason Melbourne is at the top of the Economist Intelligent Unit’s most livable cities list.
In this episode of CNNGo, Melburnians show off the city's multiculturalism.
Innovative chef Shane Delia takes us on a food trip, singer Sophia Brous gives an impromptu performance at a convent-turned-cultural precinct, Australian Rules footballer Robert Murphy shows us the city's famous cricket ground and more..
More on CNN: Insider Guide: Best of Melbourne
Queen Victoria Market
At 17 acres, Queen Victoria Market claims to be the Southern Hemisphere’s largest open-air market.
And while it’s especially known for its produce, at that size you can find just about anything. Opened in 1878, it’s also a city landmark.
Seven Seeds Coffee
In a city that prides itself on coffee culture, it takes a lot to stand out from the crowd.
Founded in 2007, Seven Seeds coffee is a relative newcomer to the scene, but it’s made up for lost time. Visit its largest café in Carlton for a free lesson in coffee cupping and a full menu of breakfast offerings.
Four kilometers from Melbourne’s CBD, this former Convent of the Good Shepherd has been reborn as an art and cultural precinct in Melbourne.
Its 11 historic buildings and 6.8 hectares of gardens and lawns are situated on the Yarra River. A changing program schedule means each visit is different from the last.
Outside, it’s a humble 1922 building nestled in the CBD. Inside, it’s six floors of restaurants, bars, live music, clothing shops and a rooftop cinema.
The best of Melbourne’s multiculturalism all contained in one building.
Melbourne Cricket Ground
It's simply known as the “G,” and it's simply impossible to overstate the Melbourne Cricket Ground’s importance to the city’s identity.
Considered one of the world’s greatest sporting grounds, it is the home of Australian Rules football, the birthplace of Test cricket and the main venue of the 1956 Olympic Games.
While it holds more than 80 events annually, it’s also home to the National Sports Museum, making the “G” worth a visit all year long.
Track Title – Artist (In order of appearance)
Sweet Disposition - The Temper Trap
Rock And Roll Is The Only Thing That Makes Me Feel Good – The Vasco Era
End of the Earth – Client Liaison
A Conversation at Revolver – The Vasco Era
Love Lost – The Temper Trap
Into the Galaxy – Midnight Juggernauts
Little Ticket – Sophia Brous
Fame has its own Reflection – Sophia Brous
Jesus Sandals – The Vasco Era
This Isn’t Happiness – The Temper Trap