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Royal Arcade: Tours & Tickets

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Open today: 9:00 am - 6:00 am
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The Royal Arcade is a charming heritage shopping arcade in the heart of Melbourne's CBD. The Royal Arcade was proudly the first arcade in Melbourne and is the longest-standing arcade in Australia. Originally designed by Charles Webb and constructed...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 6:00 am
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
335 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 425 738 042
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This magnificent arcade is as beautiful today as when it was first built. Lovingly maintained and authentic it stands as a reminder of the wealth and grandeur of the Melbourne of yesteryear. Boutiques within the arcade are a Unique and offer wonderful gift/ food and...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Flaviaetta
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Royal Arcade is a historic shopping arcade in the central business district of This is a historical shopping arcade in Bourke Street going to Little Collins Street. It opened in 187o and is the oldest surviving arcade in Australia. It has the large carved...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Peter M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Royal Arcade is one of the most beautiful arcades. We have been there several times and keep going back whenever visiting Melbourne. It was built in the second half of the 19th century and is probably the oldest one in Australia. It is worth...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed 4 September 2019

Your walking tour of the CBD will surely take you here as the architecture is out of this world. Gorgeous with the sunlight coming through the skylight showing off the tile work and decorations. Some unique shops and lots of places to eat and drink.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 4 September 2019

The Royal Arcade I believe is a tranquil place to see how the Victorian Melbournites used to shop. The recent renovations restoring many of the shops shows we still have expert workman who care about their profession. there is a wide variety of shops to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Raphael D
Reviewed 1 September 2019 via mobile

Stumbled across this little shopping arcade entirely by chance, I’m so glad we did! It’s a very charming building with fun shops and some wonderful cafes that are delicious. If you’re planning a day shopping in Melbourne this place is well worth a stop in...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank kateandan
Reviewed 19 August 2019 via mobile

This mall/arcade is incredibly ornate and beautiful. We walked through on the Melbourne Free Walking tour and it was worth the quick look. I’m not a huge shopper but you have to enjoy the beauty and that all the shops are local owners.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank toddmcd17
Reviewed 14 August 2019 via mobile

The Royal Arcade is a charming Arcade of shops in the CBD area of Melbourne. All the shops are delightful As you walk through the Royal Arcade in Melbourne’s Central Business District ,and if you arrive at the top of the hour you’ll hear Gaunt’s...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Seema1709
Reviewed 11 July 2019

This is an old Victorian style arcade in the heart of Melbourne. All the shops are tastefully decorated and the place is not overbearing. If you are a tourist you should definitely pay a visit. You are bound to take a photo that will remind...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank md1mm
Reviewed 2 July 2019

The Royal Arcade is a historical building by Australian standard as it was built in the late nineteenth century. Situated in the centre of the commercial district of the city it contains a wide variety of shops and cafes. Apart from the shops, it’s a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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