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Magnificent Old Arcade-Ignore Some Of The Shops

The building built by Alfred Nicolas of ASPRO fame in 1928 along the Chicago School style has seen... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
Greater Melbourne, Australia
Bijoux arcade deserves a look

One of the problems with finding Cathedral Arcade is that it is over the road from St Paul's... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2017
Jeffry B
Melbourne, Australia
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Jan 15, 2019
“Magnificent Old Arcade-Ignore Some Of The Shops”
Nov 3, 2018
“Art Deco delightful arcade.”
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

The building built by Alfred Nicolas of ASPRO fame in 1928 along the Chicago School style has seen better days and some of the Swanston Street tenants do not add to the magnificent old building but the arcade has retained its beauty and is worth...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Oldjack
Reviewed November 3, 2018

I have walked through Cathedral arcade numerous times & always admire the Art Deco architecture which has the most stunning ceiling which is definitely worth viewing if your into architecture. The arcade is located in Swanston Street connecting to Flinders Lane.

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Ellemay
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

This arcade is worth a look The most beautiful lead light ceiling in Melbourne Small cafe on the ground floor that is very serious about its coffee - excellent

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed February 28, 2018

This cathedral arcade is a lovely thing to see if you happen to come across it. It's not easy to find or obvious and it's not well sign posted. It's a lovely architechtural feature.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Merilyn_S_12
Reviewed October 4, 2017

This is a beautiful old arcade that gets lost and fails to meet its true potential with some very average retailers in an around this area.. Worth a visit and hopefully it can be improved with time.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Oldjack
Reviewed September 25, 2017

One of the problems with finding Cathedral Arcade is that it is over the road from St Paul's Anglican Cathedral, not part of the cathedral complex. You can enter from Swanston St or Flinders Lane. Architecturally, it's a very nice piece of Art Deco design....More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed August 29, 2017

This arcade is spectacular. It has entries from Flinders Lane and Swanston Street. It is only a small arcade but well worth the effort to walk through. Even though I have walked through this arcade a number of times, I can't recall any of the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Nunngo
Reviewed July 7, 2017

I must have walked past the entrances to this little arcade hundreds of times and not noticed that it was there till I saw a mention of it on facebook and went looking. Small but beautiful and worth the 2 minutes detour when walking up...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank LeanneFitzGerald
Reviewed March 26, 2017

This arcade is surprisingly easy to miss even though it has entries from Swanston St and Flinders Lane. However although small, its beautiful ceiling work will reward any detour made through it. The round domed ceiling at the apex of its walkways is particularly impressive.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank Graham N
Reviewed February 25, 2017

Stunning laneway, connecting Flinders Lane to Swanston Street. The art deco arcade from the mid 1920's is fully covered by stained glass and leadlights. Listed building.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank PeterD218
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corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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