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“for chocolate lovers”
Review of Block Arcade

Block Arcade
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Melbourne City Full-Day Tour Including Lanes and Arcades Walk
Ranked #10 of 421 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.
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“for chocolate lovers”
Reviewed 5 May 2012

koko black chocolate shop is well worth a visit for coffee or hot chocolate and some gifts to take home...

Visited May 2012
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Melbourne
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“Era of brilliance”
Reviewed 4 May 2012

One of Melbournes great attractions and magnificent structures shows of the quality and great architecture of that era. Great little shops and cafes. A must to visit when in Melbourne

Visited February 2012
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Rangiora
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“Very Interesting place”
Reviewed 2 May 2012

Great to see a wide selection of quality shops in a close environment in a wonderful area of town..

Visited April 2012
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Paris
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“Graceful days recalled”
Reviewed 2 May 2012

Block Arcade is a beautiful heritage listed shopping mall dating back to the 1800s (I think) Don't miss morning or afternoon tea at the Hopetoun Tea Rooms, buying chocolate at Haighs or the gorgeous antique and revival jewellery at the tiny French Jewel box. Wander into Block Lane for great breakfast, lunch or dinner at Cafe Segovia

Visited April 2012
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Melbourne
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“Shoppers' must”
Reviewed 2 May 2012

Great atmosphere, great afternoon tea. Queue on Saturdays for the tea rooms.

Visited March 2012
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