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“Simply gorgeous!”
Review of Block Arcade

Block Arcade
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Melbourne City Full-Day Tour Including Lanes and Arcades Walk
Ranked #11 of 424 things to do in Melbourne
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Voted #8 of 323 things to do and see in Melbourne by Tripadvisor and winning the 2015 Travellers' Choice Award, join us on a personalised guided walk through one of Melbourne's most grand and historic landmarks,The Block Arcade. Built in 1892 and modelled on the Galleria Vittoria Emanuele in Milan, The Block Arcade is a heritage listed shopping arcade situated on Melbourne's Golden Mile and home to the largest mosaic floor in the southern hemisphere, its magnificent glass dome and the iconic Hopetoun Tearooms. Suitable for all ages, a guided walk through the Arcade will take you on a historical journey back to the early days of the Colony and a glimpse into Melbourne's rich and colourful history. Venture upstairs, which is not accessible to the general public, as you view the Arcade from its many windows and causeway. Tours run twice a week on Tuesdays or Thursdays. 11am - 12pm at $15 p/p 2 - 3.30pm at $22 p/p and includes a Devonshire afternoon tea. For groups of more than 8, prior arrangements can be made for alternative times/days.
Adelaide Hills, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Simply gorgeous!”
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Wandering back to our hotel, we stopped for coffee and ended up having a delicious antipasto platter and glass of red at one of the gorgeous eateries in the block arcade, our kids dragged us back the next day to buy some sweet little porcelain animals from the doll and bear hospital and we couldn't resist having another coffee, just to sit and get amongst the atmosphere of the block!!

Visited March 2017
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Lovely little arcade with the best chocolate shop! ”
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Perfect for a little wander around this lovely arcade. Haighs chocolate is lovely and very busy!
Right in the middle of town so perfect location.

Visited March 2017
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4,109 helpful votes
“Love the Block Arcade 💕💕👜☕️👛👠”
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

I always drop into the Block Arcade when visiting Melbourne. It's a beautiful building with stunning ornate Victorian architectural features. The mosaic tile flooring , glass canopy & stone carved finishings make this Arcade especially unique & a must do !

There are some very interesting shops including the Hopetoun Tea Rooms & Haigh's chocolates .

There are 4 entrances to the Arcade one from Little Collins Street , one from Elizabeth Street & two from Collins Street.

Visited March 2017
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Look to the ceilings ”
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

A great place that could easily be missed. Brilliant location for a bit of lunch in the lane way at the back of the arcade. Take time to look at the ceilings of shops as theses are definitely a hidden gem. It's a short and simple attraction and great to do on route When around the city.

Visited March 2017
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Gosford, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Adore this Arcade takes one back in time with all it's fabulous windows and one has to have Breakie and High Tea at Hopetoun Tea Rooms an experience to totally enjoy.

Visited February 2017
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