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“Step back In Time” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Block Arcade

Block Arcade
282 Collins St., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
03 9654-5244
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$57*
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Private Tour: Melbourne City Discovery
Ranked #8 of 175 Attractions in Melbourne
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Step back In Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Amazing architecture to admire and a selection of boutique stores to window shop. Tearooms in there are a treasure to all.

Visited March 2013
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“Nice place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Enjoyed walking through this Arcade it is historic and interesting with nice shops. My favourite tea rooms are in this Arcade Hopetoun tea rooms

Visited March 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“a slice of history that improves with time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

evry time I visit ( and its only usually once every few years this arcade gets better, better shops and cafes, and always fresh. Makes you proud to be a Melburnian

Visited January 2013
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“Great shopping”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Whether you are a window shopper or genuine buyer the Arcade is worth a visit. Fantastic boutique shops to browse. Suggest you visit next time you are in Melbourne.

Visited October 2012
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“ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S BEST ARCADES”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

A magnificent arcade from the Victorian era with very unique shops. Soaring ceilings, glass canopy and beautiful mosaics make this a must see for every visitor to Melbourne. No franchised run of the mill shops to be seen - instead there are unique shops and cafes i.e. Haighs Chocolates, Hopetoun Tea Room (the window display of cakes is amazing), Downies Coins, Gewurzhaus (all manner of spices) not to mention specialty jewellers, clothes boutiques etc. A must see when in Melbourne.

Visited March 2013
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