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“great arcade” 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 #9 of 378 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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“great arcade”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014

a wonderful place to wander while you're in marvellous melbourne filled with shops and cafes and other cool melbourne things

Visited February 2014
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“A very grand arcade.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014

all the shops. alley are close by for lots of choice of eating. some different shops are here. this is an arcade not to miss

Visited February 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“A MUST SEE”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014

Enjoy walking through this arcade as it takes you back in time. Quality shops to buy if not buy just to have a look. GREAT

Visited August 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Nice architecture”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2014

Well, it's a 19th century style shopping arcade with beautiful architecture which worth a visit, it has some cafes outside so you can enjoy your time here while having a cafe. overall, it's not the best place to go but if you have the time get to block arcade to visit a unique shopping arcade.

Visited February 2014
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“Hours pass away a wall in time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

I absolutely love this arcade which is connected also to a cafe strip.
It has Antique Jewlery Glass art Spices Chocolate Cards and Toys and an incredible tea room and a huge history it's Melbourne all over a step back in time I love it.

Visited February 2014
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