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“Elegant but crowdes”
Review of Block Arcade

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 20 April 2017

Beautiful building and floors, but very crowded with people taking pictures of themselves in front of shops. Lines of young tourists wanting to have tea!

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Reviewed 18 April 2017

The covered passages of Paris are famous and rightly appear in the guide books, but the Block Arcade is by far more beautiful and, dare i say it, more interesting, than any of the Paris galleries. In addition, the radiating lanes are full of cafes, all of them after your business. The Hopetoun Tea rooms attract customers from everywhere, but you must book. The arcade is beautifully restored and maintained, and the shops in it are appropriately varied. Don't miss it.

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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Just wonder through and enjoy its Archiceture.Its off Coolins St between Swanston and Elizabeth.Many cafes and chocolate shops nearby

Thank dave548
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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.

Thank heidir775
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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.

Thank bruceywonder
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