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“Beautiful”
Review of The Strand Arcade

The Strand Arcade
Ranked #5 of 152 Shopping in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Window shopping is elevated to a graceful art when walking through the floors of the Strand Arcade, a Victorian shopping center established in 1891.
Surfers Paradise, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

A beautiful part of our history, I am so glad it has been kept for us to enjoy, in this modern world of architecture this is a refreshing breath of fresh air and a taste of days gone by, great shopping, just a beautiful old building.

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Brisbane, Australia
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98 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Go to Haighs Chocolates”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

Nice arcade although I'm into the ultra-modern a.k.a. 'boring' architecture as some people call it. Stop at Haighs Chocolates, overpriced but still lovely,

Visited September 2012
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Shopping gem”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

The Strand Arcade is a beautiful small historic arcade, home to some of my favorite shops. The people in the (mostly small sized) shops are specialists with an eye for personal service. Some of these shops I visit almost every week, just to stay in touch :-)
There is also great opportunity to sit down and observe in the coffee shops in the middle. Absolutely should climb the stairs and look at the beautiful windows with colourful leaded glass windows. The view down from the top level is also stunning. Enjoy!!!!!

Visited September 2012
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Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Old world Arcade step back in time”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

Old World Arcade in the heart of the city with shops and coffee shops ect,
like taking a trip back in time of yesteryear.

Visited July 2012
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“See, not buy”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

It's a case of "see you, but no bye-bye"? Very unique architecture but I wouldn't come here to shop for that desired peplum dress. It's lovely to stroll past but to spend a day in there? I'll be hardpressed.

Visited September 2012
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