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Block Arcade
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Melbourne City Full-Day Tour Including Lanes and Arcades Walk
Ranked #9 of 433 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 17 April 2017

This is gorgeous architecture with lovely shopping as well. Great to visit just to look, but also great for lunch, drinks (down the back lanes that shoot off this arcade), and of course shopping.

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Reviewed 16 April 2017

This is one of the most elegant and old-style arcades in Melbourne. To be very fair, I just walked passed it and mainly just visited Hopetoun Tea Rooms. Just a few stops are worth going into visit but other than that its not much special. In the end, if you do go to Hopetoun, can definitely visit.

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful tiled floors, gorgeous cathedral ceilings with lovely paintings. All the shops looked elegant and pricey. The cafe had a queue that went out the shop and down the hallway

Thank KayleneMac
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Interesting boutique shops and cafes along the Block Arcade. It has a wonderful old world charm and character about it.
Well worth a look when exploring Melbourne.
Easy access via Collins street.

Thank shebe43
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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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