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Block Arcade

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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282 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9654 5244
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you to see some beautiful old architecture, then this place is a must. Intricate detail from the roof right down to the mosaic floor. Definitely worth a visit just to see a sample of our past heritage

Thank Tistru
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely shops and the most delightful rea room. Very busy so get in early. Recommend a walk through when visiting Melbourne.

Thank melinda e
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is where Miss Fisher was strolling in the promotional material for the TV series. Tea rooms somewhat overpriced but very beautiful. The floor mosaics anf overall prettiness o fthe Block is worth a stop and look around and the shops are interesting, too.

Thank Teresa062015
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So worth a visit when in Melbourne even if it’s just to take in the beautiful decoration. So welcoming and lovely. Gorgeous little shops and even a string quartet playing. Absolutely loved it!

Thank jo-lee j
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a beautiful place to visit. Loved the mosaics on the floor and the Hopetoun Tea rooms is a must for a delicious treat.

Thank Lesley N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Should just drop by an admire the architecture of this Italian inspired shopping centre . Being in the free tram zone is a plus .

Thank Ashraf K
Reviewed 1 week ago

To many, just a home for shopping and eating but the arcade has so much charm and history, so much more ineresting than the new and modern malls. So much beauty and quality of architecture.

Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really different walking into the shopping area after being on the busy streets outside. The decoration is fantastic and something you rarely see nowadays.

Thank EddieAlexCook
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was a fantastic exhibition on about two artists and then I went upstairs to see their collection - I was so amazed at the sheer number of high quality artworks on display - my feet hurt I walked around so much. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even if you don't like malls or shopping, you can not but love this arcade. It was made with such attention to detail that it would have taken years to complete. Nor only are the roof and ceilings ornate and beautiful, the floors have mosaic...More

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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
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.