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Block Arcade

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Neighborhood: Melbourne CBD
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Address: 282 Collins St., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Phone Number: 03 9654-5244
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Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An art full window shopping

When u u go to city of Melbourne u should come to this an art full mall 😊 they have lots of gravity, mosaic tile and art deco interior design. Its an eye attraction for interior... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

When u u go to city of Melbourne u should come to this an art full mall 😊 they have lots of gravity, mosaic tile and art deco interior design. Its an eye attraction for interior or architecture lover 😊 In its mall they have delicious cafe, chocolate and candy shops and lots of shopping varieties.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Looking for a nice gift present for somebody special, the shops inside here have from ties, shoes to cakes and special chocolates. Fill your wallet or credit card and make some original gifts to your beloved ones instead of the cheap chinamade Oz present along the avenue nearby. Also you can have really good coffee.

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Melbourne, Australia
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13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I visit the Block Arcade to go to the Hopetoun Tea Rooms. It is a lovely place for a quaint old fashioned morning or afternoon tea with a great array of cakes. The decor is beautiful and generally the service is good. It is not a great place for children as the tables are close together and the wait can... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Enjoy to see around the block. Very nice cafe. Very nice shop. I will visit there again, not to walk but to sit and relax.

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Lafayette, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Not even sure which one Block Arcade is. I remember the Royal Arcade, with the marvellous statues of Gog and Magog and the striking clock. We love browsing the arcades - great shops, fascinating window displays, cafes and more

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Bathurst, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Wouldn't usually review an arcade but this one is lovely. Nice shops and lovely to look at.....oh and I saw Rod Stewart looking at some ties, so that made it worthwhile!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Very nice shops, and good choice of shops, lovely tea shop, great chocolate shop as well. We enjoyed it

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I just didn't find this place too interesting. It looked nice and all but I wouldn't go out of my way to visit it again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

If you've been to Melbourne and not visited Block Arcade you don't KNOW Melbourne. There are great atmospheric cafes and tea shops lot of luxury retailers selling all kinds of stuff you don't need.There is a great jazz/blues/folk record shop in a basement that could be easily overlooked, but is well worth a visit, especially if like me you're from... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A great heritage arcade and an excellent photo opportunity. Not many cities keep a link to the past shopping arcade. While Melbourne has many new Shopping opportunities non have the same old charm of a bygone era.

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