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“Gorgeous arcade” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Block Arcade

Block Arcade
282 Collins St., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
03 9654-5244
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$60*
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Private Tour: Melbourne City Discovery
Ranked #9 of 161 Attractions in Melbourne
Type: Landmarks
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“Gorgeous arcade”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

The Block arcade is a favourite of mine, not the least because of the awesome Haighs chocolate store and the delish restaurants on the Block alleyway (the C&B is an absolute favourite!!), especially when I stay at the Novotel on Collins which is right next door.
The heritage architecture is not to be missed.

Visited October 2012
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“Lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Gorgeous shopping arcade in Collins Street.Its a lovely heritage building,filled with wonderful shops and cafes.The Hopetoun tearooms is a must visit or just stand and stare at the magnificent array of cakes in the window.A great place to spend an hour or two just wandering

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“The old Victorian-style arcade”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Beautiful old architecture with great shops. Whether you just window shop or are a serious shopper, this is a great arcade to visit. Good coffee shops are also available.

Visited September 2012
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“My favourite arcade”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

A must on any trip - no matter what else I am doing, I make sure I visit here.
I had to get a couple of wedding and birthday gifts and stupid me, I started with George Jensen at the Paris end - I should know better, the service there is always non-existent.
So I headed back to the Block Arcade for their other store and not only bought what I needed but over a weekend managed to squeeze in breakfast and a "High Tea" at the Hoptoun Rooms, bought some of my favourite music at Basement discs and some chocolates at Haigh chocolates.
It's not only retail therapy though, it is a beautiful charming arcade with great architecture, charm and history.

Visited September 2012
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“melbourne heritage”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

If your a history buff you will love this take the heritage tour and at the end you will have scones and devonshire tea all for under $10

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