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“A very nice place, typical of central Melbourne” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Block Arcade

Block Arcade
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Half-Day Melbourne City Laneways and Arcades Tour with Queen Victoria Market...
Ranked #10 of 371 things to do in Melbourne
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Voted #8 of 323 things to do and see in Melbourne by Tripadvisor and winning the 2015 Travellers' Choice Award, join us on a personalised guided walk through one of Melbourne's most grand and historic landmarks,The Block Arcade. Built in 1892 and modelled on the Galleria Vittoria Emanuele in Milan, The Block Arcade is a heritage listed shopping arcade situated on Melbourne's Golden Mile and home to the largest mosaic floor in the southern hemisphere, its magnificent glass dome and the iconic Hopetoun Tearooms. Suitable for all ages, a guided walk through the Arcade will take you on a historical journey back to the early days of the Colony and a glimpse into Melbourne's rich and colourful history. Venture upstairs, which is not accessible to the general public, as you view the Arcade from its many windows and causeway. Tours run twice a week on Tuesdays or Thursdays. 11am - 12pm at $15 p/p 2 - 3.30pm at $22 p/p and includes a Devonshire afternoon tea. For groups of more than 8, prior arrangements can be made for alternative times/days.
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“A very nice place, typical of central Melbourne”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

Nice place to have a cuppa tea, and then some... at Hopetoun Tea rooms, then have a very expensive, but very good, haircut, buy some trendy shirts etc. Would go there again when in Melbourne.

Visited June 2013
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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“A Piece of Victoriana”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

An old fashioned arcade with places to have a snack, a meal, or a high class high tea. Lots of lovely stores with helpful and chatty staff. A pleasant place to visit for shopping and a friendly meeting with friends. Worth going if in the City.

Visited July 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

One of the prettist little arcades with delightful cafes and bars and shops - so european it kills ex pat homesickness

Visited June 2013
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Australia
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“Lovely historical place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

Like going back to Victorian times just wandering through looking at the mosaic. If you can get in the Hopetoun Tearooms it adds to that experience

Visited June 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Lots of things to find, while immersed in architecture”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

Not only is this haven for chocolate lovers - with chocolate cafes and little stalls selling hand crafted chocolate. The Block Arcade also contains various little designer and interest stores, including a Russian nesting doll shop, a magic shop as well as scattered clothing desingers. It is always a frequent walking destination for me, even just to lose yourself for a while window shopping while enjoying some chocolate.

Visited April 2013
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