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Address: 335 Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9670 7777
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Beautiful Arcade.

Another beautiful arcade with classic touch. Well maintained and looks so beautiful at inside. Have few shop to wonder around and to kill some time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Nothing special. Just regular shops and nice coffee. Nice to drop in but don't go out of your way to go there.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Another beautiful arcade with classic touch. Well maintained and looks so beautiful at inside. Have few shop to wonder around and to kill some time.

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Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Whilst not as majestic as The Block Arcade across Little Collins St the Royal Arcade has lovely little shops in a unique environment that is very welcoming and browser friendly. Whilst all the shops are unique I liked Jasper Junior for things for the Grandkids, Westminster Gifts for their assortment of gifts and Koko Black to keep my stomach content.The... More 

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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This arcade is a particularly fine example of the genre, as good as anything you can find in Paris or Brussels. However it manages to be less snobbish and friendly than it's European counterparts while maintaining the highest architectural and decorative standards. Of special note is the perfectly preserved flooring and the statues of Gog and Magog

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Melbourne, Australia
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

To a non-shopping guy, this is nothing more than an old Victorian covered laneway with shops. But on the south end, you will find the statues of Gog and Magog, and they are kind of cool. Worth a walk through the arcade just for them - especially near the top of the hour so you can see them chime the... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We were walking around Melbourne CBD and read about Royal Arcade. We weren't sure we were in the right place until we saw Gaunt's Clock, which is pretty cool, as is the arcade and all of its nice shops. If you like history, you'll Royal Arcade.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Enter this arcade and it's like time has reversed to the Victorian era. Wonderful overhead lighting and glass roof and under the feet there is very pretty mosaic tiling with colourful patterns and well preserved. There are great boutique shops selling all sorts of wonderful gifts to stuff your suitcase with. Similar to the Arcades of London, this is well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A well preserved arcade of speciality retailers. Beautifully restored and well worth wandering through. The striking clock is a highlight.

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Melbourne, Australia
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Been oh so many times but fully appreciated Arcade when we took Canadian visitors who were amazed at the beauty and architecture.....nothing like it in Canada!!

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The Royal Arcade, as like the Block Arcade, are a must to visit during your stay in Melbourne ! Stay, have a coffee, buy some chocolate blocks or do what we did and take several photos . Gog and Magog love having their photo taken .

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