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* Art Deco Architecture Tour *
Manchester Unity Building and Majorca BuildingDiscover Melbourne's fascinating art deco architecture on this small-group, 3-hour walking tour. Learn about the history and culture of Melbourne while admiring fine examples of the city's most famous art deco buildings, including the Manchester Unity Building and Majorca Building. Learn fascinating details about the tiles, patterns, and designs that were popular in the 1930s, and discover how the 1934 Centenary of Melbourne, as well as Mayan, Spanish, and Egyptian art, influenced the city's architecture. Highlights Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city Pickup from a centrally located meeting point Small group ensures personal service Small-group tour Informative, friendly and professional guide Meet your guide and small group at the Manchester Unity Building at 10am to being your 3-hour walking tour. In 1934, Melbourne celebrated its centenary and this event provided a catalyst for a building boom that transformed the city. As a result, Melbourne has some of the finest art deco buildings in the world, with many of the best examples located in the city center. Follow your art deco expert guide to see and hear about various types of architecture in the city, including the Manchester Unity Building and the Majorca Building. Learn how to recognize the art deco style, including the use of terracotta 'self-cleaning' tiles, the distinctive patterning, and other design details of the genre. Discover how Spanish, Egyptian, Mayan and other cultures influenced the style and how this was an indicator as to what people were interested in during this time. Departure Point: Manchester Unity Building (in front of the entrance to the foyer on the Swanston Street side) Departure Time: 10am - 1pm Duration: 2 hours
TicketsAdult (Age 13 - 99) Price per person AU$54.00 Availability & Book Online
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