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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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282 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 3 9654 5244
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Worth a visit for the decor and architecture and shopping for unusual gifts and items .... a different shopping experience to the usual Melbourne shops but very similar to the QV building in Sydney and Covent Garden in London..

Thank Nicki K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We loved our visit to this beautiful gem in the heart of Melbourne. The architecture is lovely and the real treat was a visit to the tearooms there which is a proper tearoom experience - incredible food, tea choice and atmosphere.

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This arcade is not a large one ,but historically beautiful,it has a few very specialized shops,its a gateway to get through to the main areas right in the heart of the city, there are tearooms for refreshments ,but there are some interesting finds surrounding this...More

Thank trudyanrep
Reviewed 2 days ago

Somebody suggested that the Block Arcade was one of Melbourne's best attractions. If you're into architecture, I'd agree. There is much to admire in the architecture from bygone eras. But from a shopping perspective - and isn't it what the arcade is for? - it...More

Thank schalk1
Reviewed 3 days ago

Hidden amongst many arcades and department stores in the CBD lies this iconic gem. Worth visiting just for its grandeur....from the mosaic floor tiles, and the wonderfully crafted clocks seated high above the beautifully constructed archways, to the glass roof and the many tastefull window...More

Thank Kelvin J
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wonderful acade to visit, interesting shops and fantastic architecture from yesteryear. Easy to get to and well worth the time.

Thank cskelhorn1
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great shopping and all conveniences available in the Block Arcade and there was also good cafes to be had

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1  Thank JudeBerghan-Smith
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The shops and tea room are nice to look at and so is the beautiful mosaic floor. There are several nice cafes in the lane for a tasty lunch.

1  Thank kangafrog
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! This is my favourite place place in Melbourne. It’s Melbourne’s icon! Amazing ceramic tiles, beautiful symmetrical ceilings, a fantastic atrium and then there’s the shops. Just enter the Royal Arcade from the Bourke St Mall, take a slight right, cross the street and enter...More

1  Thank Val P
Reviewed 1 week ago

interesting colours and shapes for photography, people look out of place walking through. shops are interesting with lots of colours

1  Thank lee m
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tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
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.