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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
Central Business District
+61 3 9654 5244
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Reviewed yesterday

To walk through this arcade is like going through a time warp, unique shops that enhance the experience of travel when there is nothin like this at home. Brilliant and a must see.

Thank AussiePaul60
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The shops in the Block Arcade are quite pricy. I came here to look at the nice mosaic floor patterns.

Thank Emmeline P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Grand old building with a good selection of tenancies. Always worth a visit. Nice selection of eateries too. A bit different from the run of the mill concrete and glass buildings

Thank TomToowoomba
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Block arcade is a an iconic Melbourne inner city arcade and a must see if you are visiting the City. The little retail shops and cafe's are old with a modern trendy feel about them , which I think gives it a very European...More

Thank Frank L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The architecture here is reason enough to visit. The buildings are beautiful and there are a wide range of high end shops to choose from. Good for a cold/wet day and for anyone with a large budget to spend.

Thank Elke M
Reviewed 3 days ago

The block arcade is steeped in history. So if you can get onto one of the free tours they will explain the history of the place. The shops are great too.

Thank Merilyn_S_12
Reviewed 4 days ago

Melbourne's inner streets are a must when visiting Melbourne City. The bock Arcade is a wonderful example of out architecture when Melbourne was first settled.

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Evoking memories of the Marvellous Melbourne era, the Block arcade is a true treasure with grand architecture, great shopping and just the place for a stroll. Not to be missed.

Thank Cathy N
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A walk through this arcade is a must every time I visit the city. The decorative features and the sense of class make it a delight to walk through and shop.

Thank BettyM16
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's hard to not go past here in Melbourne, a nice little arcade with Koko Black and some speciality shops. If you're after some nice architecture drop in.

Thank Oren F
Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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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.