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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. Plan trip to Melbourne with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
Tours to Block Arcade
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BOOK WITH VIATOR Live like a Local: Explore some favourite spots on a playful audio walking tour
Duration: 1h 15min - 3h 45min
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Block Arcade reviews
My son had an office here and we went for a drink within the building what a beautiful building just go and look up at the ceiling
My son had an office here and we went for a drink within the building what a beautiful building just go and look up at the ceiling more »
beautiful old arcade, very similar to the Strand Arcade in Sydney. Many people just wandering through.
beautiful old arcade, very similar to the Strand Arcade in Sydney. Many people just wandering through. more »
The architecture, fancy shops and the beauty of this arcade should be a quick stop if your visiting. It’s a fancy walk through area with chocolate shops, modern and boutique clothing and jewelry. It’s just really cool to see because it’s unique, the shapes, glass and look of the block arcade are pretty cool.
Must visit if in Melbourne. Part of a great walk from Bourke St to Flinders Street. Block Arcade and Block Place just south of Royal Arcade.
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