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“Well worth a visit”
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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.
Melbourne, Australia
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“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The historic Block Arcade is definitely a place to be visited on a stroll along beautiful Collins Street. Having recently been restored to its Victorian glory, this CBD jewel features a unique, high glass canopy, impressive stonework and an array of interesting small shops.This place is on the must visit list in Melbourne.

Visited March 2017
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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“Interesting arcade in the centre of Melbourne”
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Went here to find Chocamama to buy sweets to take back as gifts. I ended up with Eucalyptus rolls and giant choc orange plus Aussie liquorice all sorts.

Visited March 2017
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Mole Creek, Australia
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“Block Arcade "a stroll through the living room "”
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Fine 19th century architecture mosaic flooring, glass canopy ceilings, carved stone finishings unique shopping and eateries ,comfortable environment sophisticated lighting exclusive atmosphere .

Visited March 2017
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“Stunning architecture, quality shopping.”
Reviewed 19 March 2017

While exploring the CBD with my friend on a recent visit to Melbourne, we wandered into the Block Arcade and felt like we had stepped back in time.

What a beautiful arcade. I can't think of a better way to spend time than walking through this arcade, absorbing the atmosphere that the stunning architecture provides then popping into the exquisite speciality stores and buying that special item to take home with you.

Visited March 2017
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“Draws the eyes upward”
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

A lovely old shopping arcade that draws your eyes upwards to the beautiful ceiling.

There is also a row of cafes in an alleyway connected to it to rest your legs for a little while.

Visited March 2017
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