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VICTORIA SQUARE SHOPPING CENTRE [BELFAST]-117843

I enjoy my visits to Belfast and I always pay a visit to Victoria Square.

 

About three weeks ago I advised a friend of mine from Vietnam to visit Belfast. On her return from Belfast she told me that she was very disappointed with the city as it had little of interest. In her opinion Victoria Square Shopping Centre was no better than any shopping centre in Dublin and the price of eating out in Northern Ireland was very high. I must admit that I was a bit surprised by her comments.

 

A key element in the development is two covered, multi-level streets linked to the massive glass dome measuring 35 m in diameter. A public square covered entirely by the glass dome serves as the hub of the entire area. The ornate Jaffe Fountain, constructed in the 1870s by former Lord Mayor Otto Jaffe in memory of his father, has been restored to its original location in Victoria Square.

 

Victoria Square is a neighbourhood consisting of 17 contextual different buildings. Pedestrian links to nearby business, nightlife and shopping streets on Laganside, Donegall Place, Royal Avenue and Ann Street. Victoria Square includes a wide variety of shops for males, females and children as well as a wonderful 80 ft viewing area.

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Taken on June 16, 2016