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“A Step Back In Time”
Review of Block Arcade

Block Arcade
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Melbourne City Full-Day Tour Including Lanes and Arcades Walk
Ranked #11 of 425 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.
Melbourne, Australia
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“A Step Back In Time”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

How delightful is The Block Arcade? Nestled away amongst the hub of the city, it transports you back in time to the early century. The décor, tiling & shops are just picture perfect. The tea rooms are a must, as is the chocolate shop

Visited June 2014
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“A melbourne icon”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

A classic melbourne building with its hidden beauty. Great icon. simple shopping. A must see to appreciate melbournes heritage

Visited December 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Best arcade in Australia”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

Having seen many arcades around the world I would rate the block one of the.Best.. wonderful workmanship supported by excellent shops, certainly the best in Melbourne. Great restaurants in this area, on Collins street no 1 street in the city. Beautiful cake shop in arcade

Visited June 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“A timeless peice of History”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

You must go, the old style tiles, old time shops with some new ones thrown in over the years. Just a lovely little quite place out of the big normal shops to visit. Don't leave without paying a visit to Haigh's chocolates though. The best around, I always get a treat bought home by hubby for my birthday.

Visited March 2014
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“Cool Art”
Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

A must see place with cool art. Love the old design along the arcade. Nice place to shop and wander through which connects to Elizabeth and Collins Street.

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