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Block Arcade, Melbourne

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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Walk through Block Arcade to see one of Australia's best examples of Victorian Mannerist architecture. The city built the arcade between 1891 and 1893 to connect Collins and Elizabeth Streets. Architect David Askew based the design on Milan's Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, and you'll walk across a floor of mosaic tiles beneath a glass canopy with carved-stone detailing along the walls. You'll also find excellent shopping as you navigate the bright and colorful halls. Due to its beauty and architectural significance, the arcade is part of Melbourne's "Golden Mile" heritage walk. Our Melbourne itinerary maker makes visiting Block Arcade and other Melbourne attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • A must visit arcade when in Melbourne CBD. Some great finds in this amazing historical building. Great for window shopping 
  • One of many interesting cafe/retail areas to visit in Melbourne. City area not that big so easy to pay quick visits and decide what you want to spend more time in. 
  • Here is a piece of beautiful Melbourne Victorian architecture. Worth a visit to see how beautiful our city used to be just after the gold rush. Some fashion shops and some food shops but the best thin...  read more »
  • Historic arcade with marvellous mosaic floor and interesting selection of shops including watches, chocolates, tea room and cafe. Well worth a visit.
  • Cool set of shops in an offstreet shopping area. The architecture is great and there are beautiful mosaics on the floor.
  • Very pretty and has a great selection of shops (I suggest going to the Tea room at the entrance, it usually has a long line but it is definitely worth it)
  • A must visit for myself when in town. Love the shops, architecture and cafes. Always a pleasure
  • Beautiful piece of Melbourne's rich history reflecting the decadence and eye for detail and craftsmanship of the Victorian era in Australia. Classy shops and really reccomend the historic Hopetoun Tea Rooms- even for a look at their exquisite cakes.
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