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Block Arcade

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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...more
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282 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 3 9654 5244
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Reviewed yesterday

step back in time and slow down for a wonderful elegant shopping experience that you will never forget

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MrGordon63
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Love visiting this arcade for the history and the array of shops. In December, it is particularly beautiful with all the decorations in place. Check out the floor- the mosiacs are superb.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank giacomina17
Reviewed 2 days ago

Do not walk past this beautiful arcade. Definitely worth strolling through even if you do not shop there. Plenty to see & admire. Some exclusive shops. However, any purchases would probably be at the upper level of price.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This arcade is one of the most beautiful in Australia. It is full of the most beautiful architecture so don't just walk past it....venture inside.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NeilHod
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved shopping and wandering through this beautiful arcade. Small fascinating shops and lovely people. Spent plenty and ticked off lots of Christmas presents for family.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank janetmA9300SN
Reviewed 5 days ago

Also if you do not want to buy anything particular, a walk though this shopping arcade is interesting. Several exculsive shops are here , including fine chocolateries.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank huys25
Reviewed 6 days ago

When visiting the Block Arcade, don't forget to pair it up with the Royal Arcade and the laneways etc, you can get from Bourke St Mall to Flinders St Station all via arcades and laneways...it's the only way to do Melbourne.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank DamianW702
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful shops, all such professional, lovely staff in stores and great eateries available. Lovely old fashioned building too.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank themelbournetraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the while to take a walk around this venue!! Quaint and rustic!! Love the way this was built and still stands today!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TheVinesNBranches
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So it's an Arcade with shops and yes it is one of the oldest ones. But really most people are never going to notice the historical details of it or be visiting for that reason. Unless you do a laneway, arcade or architectural tour of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DarwinCake
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throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
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corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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August 29, 2015|
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Response from Tirebiter8 | Reviewed this property |
In the big picture, I suggest starting at the downtown Southern Cross Station, where there is an office where a nice person will answer all of your questions, give you maps, and sell you a Myki card, if you want. If you are... More
July 14, 2015|
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Response from Oldjack | Reviewed this property |
Yes kit is a two block walk down the hill to Elizabeth Street and Collins Street and the Arcade is a few meters east of Elizabeth off Collins Street.