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Block Arcade

282 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 5244
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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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282 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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+61 3 9654 5244
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"lovely shops"
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"the hopetoun tea rooms"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

From the amazing mosaic tiles at the front entrance to the the awe inspiring architecture of this historical arcade, Melbourne's Block Arcade needs to be placed among the top places to visit on your list.It is an absolute "must see" to get a feel of...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Took the family for a shopping trip through the city and stumbled across this beaut of a arcade. The architecture was amazing! Wouldn't suggest for purchases though as the shops are pretty pricey.

Thank Jason W
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely little arcade with interesting beautiful shops, for a choice of different gifts etc it’s definitely worth a visit. Located off Collins street, the tram runs past it so easy to get to. Great architecture for photos aswell!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Block Arcade has beautiful architecture throughout, quaint shops to visit and a cafe with the most amazing cakes, old fashioned lolly shop as well as other shops. Worth a wander through, great atmosphere

Thank Christine M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This iconic Melbourne arcade gives a reminder of what Melbourne used to be (in parts) and houses a great tearoom (Hopetoun’s). Well worth a visit of something Melbourne does well.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Block arcade is beautiful so many gorgeous shops and cafes. Went to cafe Duomo which is on the corner of the arcade and block place and with the morning being so cold there is a big heater above that if you sit outside it gives...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful old mall with some dance little shops and cafes, a must for travellers to the Melbourne area.

Thank Sonia C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Surround with cafe, and so many tourist came here, to see the unique architecture... Must visited for drink coffee or hot chocolate, and eat cake, enjoy itt !!!👍

Thank IrmaFavor
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This arcade is so spectacular! The shops are varied and great, There is a great vibe as you walk through,

Thank Marlene L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This arcade is in the centre of the city and has some lovely specialty and quirky shops and beautiful designs on the buildings.

Thank sue3181
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ROSLIX
30 August 2015|
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Response from Tirebiter8 | Reviewed this property |
In the big picture, I suggest starting at the downtown Southern Cross Station, where there is an office where a nice person will answer all of your questions, give you maps, and sell you a Myki card, if you want. If you are... More
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penguinz07
14 July 2015|
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Response from Oldjack | Reviewed this property |
Yes kit is a two block walk down the hill to Elizabeth Street and Collins Street and the Arcade is a few meters east of Elizabeth off Collins Street.
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