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“This what Melbourne is about”
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 415 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.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“This what Melbourne is about”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

The better half discovered what this city is all about. Wonderful arcades full of interesting shops from food, clothing and accessories. This was the best.

Visited September 2013
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“Block Arcade Tour”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

Thoroughly recommend taking the tour of the Block arcade. It costs $9 for 2 hours and includes a huge Devonshire tea! The tour is interesting, but could be even more so if some of the shops were included in the tour eg, Haigh's chocolates. It is confined to only a small area of the upper Collins street end of the arcade and I was left wondering what could be in all the vast attic areas at the other end. The tour leader was informative but tended to waffle a bit and went off the subject a lot. Still all in all it is good value.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank ozzichick
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Melbourne, Australia
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“A gorgeous arcade for photos!”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

I love walking through this arcade! Even on your camera phone, the photos turn out amazing because the whole vibe of the arcade is spectacular! Not to be missed.

Visited September 2013
Thank HappyPengu
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“Old World”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

Good fun, old world and the place to go for afternoon tea. Charming as this is a relaxed upmarket experience that does not need to cost anything.

Visited March 2013
Thank Nicholas B
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Medowie, New South Wales, Australia
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“Aesthetically pleasing”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

Great design of arcade. It was pretty busy for a Monday. Lots of people out enjoying the variety of coffee shops & not to mention Haigh's Chocolates.

Visited September 2013
Thank Helen M
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