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Block Arcade

282 Collins St., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
03 9654-5244
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Ranked #10 of 207 attractions in Melbourne
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Nice for a talk through. Many of the places were either out of my price range or had massive line ups in an already small lane way. There was weekend entertainment making use of the acoustics and it was nice to see the arcade.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Don't go to Melbourne without a visit to the Block. My two travelling companions had not been there and they were charmed with the architecture.

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Mackay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is my favourite hangout in Melbourne. From sitting in comfort upstairs at Koko Black, watching the world go by, to popping in and out of all the quirky little shops. A great mix of old and new.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Head to the block arcade for lunch or a high tea when you next visit Melbourne and you won't regret it. Be sure to buy some chocolates from Haigh's quite easily the best chocolate in the entire world! That is all

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This was quite nice. Lots of interesting historical details. Great little cake shops and coffee shops. remember to look up because there is a great deal of interesting art and history above you. just a short walk from Federation Square

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George Town, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The block arcade is a piece of art to look at. Also shops inside are all lovely and great for a afternoon coffee.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

spice shop, tea shop, chocolate shop and a varities of small boutique store. The hall way is very classic and nicely decorated.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Beautiful and elegant architecture that allows you to step back in time - enjoy a slice of history with your afternoon tea!

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

In a typical bustling city, the Block Arcade is an oasis of calm retail elegance. It houses a number of unusual shops which are all worth a look especially the Hopetoun Tearoom & the Gewurshaus spice shop. Wonderful insight into a bygone Melbourne.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The arcade offers a wonderful walk down memory lane if you grew up in Melbourne. However if you are a visitor it gives a feeling of elegance to our beautiful city with charm and grace.

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