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“The elegance of age!”
Review of Block Arcade

Block Arcade
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Melbourne City Full-Day Tour Including Lanes and Arcades Walk
Ranked #11 of 437 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.
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Truly beautiful architecture not to missed. The building is so well maintained and well worth seeing.

Thank Judy K
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful, beautiful arcade. Its a real step back in time. Definitely worth meandering through. There is a tea house inside that people are queing up outside the door for a taste of their scrumptious cakes and pastries.

Thank FionaMahl
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

This arcade shares many modern and historical facits. From the statues at the clock face there is a feeling of previous eras. The Hopetoun Team Rooms are a must but be prepared to wait - it is worth it. All the shops feature old eras hop fronts with many exquisite items within.

Thank 942heathere
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

Great thing about melbourne is that they keep the laneways and arcades alive after five. Walk through the arcade ..stop at a bar have a drink and enjoy the musician playing in the arcade.

Thank Happy T
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

A classy good feel stroll thru delightful shops and cafes. A simple but cool place to spend an hour.

Thank RPH52
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