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“Fabulous atmosphere”
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 410 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.
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Fabulous atmosphere”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

Felt at home with all the cozy stores and cafes - remember "Brown Sugar" cafe in particular - great atmosphere

Visited September 2012
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lebanon
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“lovely arcade”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

range of cafes,nice for breakfast.the english tea room meant to be very good,but there is always such a long line so i couldn't get to try it.

Visited August 2013
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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“Hidden Retail Therapy”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Retail outlets with a difference in an historic precinct - from food to fashion and home wares to gifts.

Visited August 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Cute, but pricey!”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

We walked through early on a weekday (8:00) and there were no lines. It was nice, but probably not worth going out of your way for it.

Visited August 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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“lovely arcade”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

Worth a visit for the spice shop and the Haighs Chocolate store. The tea room is meant to be very good, if you like English style high tea, but there was such a long line at it that I didnt get to try it.

Visited August 2013
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