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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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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..
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.
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
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
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
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
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways 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
of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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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
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 taking the Skybus from the Airport (which departs every 10 minutes all day and night), it takes you to the Southern Cross Station. Downtown trams are free and a station is a one or two block walk from the Southern Cross Station. A Myki card is for public transport in the larger metro area.