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Royal Arcade

335 Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
+61 3 9670 7777
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Ranked #4 of 55 shopping in Melbourne
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

There's a good reason why the lane ways and arcades in Melbourne are so popular and frequently referred. It's something else. The royal arcade is where it starts for me. I will NEVER not stop for a Belgium Hot chocolate first at KOKO Blacks. The whole area is just sooooo cool. Don't rush it. Just chill out and take your... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This beautiful shopping arcade dates from 1869 and can be entered from Bourke Street just opposite the 'Myer' Emporium. It was possibly inspired by the likes of Burlington Arcade in Picadilly London and is heritage listed. There are many small and interesting shops. make sure you look up and see the large clock and the figures of Gog and Magog... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Royal Arcade can be easily found on bourke street of melbourne city. Many small, decent shops and cafes, a beautiful place for shopping or a relaxing afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Most people just walk through the arcade oblivious to the big clock and Gog and Magog and another creature here. It is filled with a lot of interesting shops which includes Koko Black, a great place to get a hot chocolate of monumental proportions. If you are in Melbourne, take a look and also the Block Arcade in Collins Street... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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36 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Royal Arcade in 325 Bourke Street Melbourne-just opposite Myer Melbourne classified by the National Trust and heritage listed. It has the famous statues of Gog and Magog mythical figures and together with Block Arcade in Collins Street is the top arcade in Melbourne.

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Dimboola, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Took a bit to find this arcade, but was well worth persisting, great piece of history, restored beautifully, the architecture of the arcade is magnificent, the figures of Gog and Magog that stand by the giant clock and strike it on the hour, the history of the arcade makes it well worth visiting.

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Busselton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I love this arcade Filled with many interesting shops Koko black chocolate Hand made candy Games and interesting toy shop/small Nails, vintage second hand clothes And the best macaroons in melbourne And the best coffee I've found in the Cafe at the entrance Beautiful surrounds The arcade is a walk through to a cafe strip on the other side to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Well worth a visit while in Melbourne. Quaint little shops. Fabulous coffee shop and great hot chocolate.

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Vernon, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Want a trip in time? Then make a stop here. Beautiful classic building with an experience of when shopping was an event to be savored rather than something to be endured. Easy to spend time going through the classic shops with a bite to eat, and being able to people watch. The building architecture is just beautiful and by itself... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

For a step back in time this is a beautiful arcade, the mosaics and lighting are amazing, the shops are quaint and the sense of history is marvellous.

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