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Block Arcade

282 Collins St., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
03 9654-5244
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melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

It a must visit for travellers with a variety of shops & cafes. It's architecture is of the Victorian era with the ambience to match.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Traditional exquisite shopping quite a change; time stops...shop at a place built in the 1800's with mosaic floors in their original design; all this is in the midst of a bustling city.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

The Lanes are all different with funky, historic, arty, funny, classic shops, cafes, bars, restaurants to visit. The Block had Lady Hopetoun's Hopetoun Tearooms where we had wonderful tea, coffee and scones and cakes - delicious, great service, reasonable price.

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Canberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

The most beautiful arcade with tiled floor, high ceiling and wonderful shops including the Hampton Tea House with yummy cakes! Always busy with a great buzz of people.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

The tiling in the "Block Arcade" is beautiful. There are some truly unique shops within this arcade, it is a most pleasurable experience!

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Very interesting decor and shops. Right in the centre of the city and is not a dead end - so you don't have to turn around and come out the way you went in. Shops are quite expensive but still worth a look. Remember not to always concentrate on the floor - look up and see what's up high.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The arcade has a range of interesting shops and is a lovely place to just stroll around. The feel of Melbourne 100 years ago is most enjoyable.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Who needs to go to Europe to see quaint arcades & lane ways when you live in Melbourne?? A meander around Melbourne isn't complete without a stop in at these cute, historic, interesting arcades - a visual feast, now complimented by newer, funkier even smaller lane way developments where you can sip lattes till you drop, fill up on macaroons,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The Block Arcade is a vibrant centre ensconced within the alleyways of Melbourne. There are plenty of cafes & restaurants to chose from after you have visited the boutique shops & services that call the Block Arcade home. All the while surrounded by beautiful Victorian era architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The Block Arcade is always a must see when in Melbourne. Beautiful architecture with beautiful shops. A lovely place to wander around and imagine yourself back in time.

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