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Block Arcade, Melbourne

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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.
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  • A must visit for Melbourne as it gives you an idea of what it should be the world till now. Each shop is contributing to a whole scenery of the past century, It's the perfect way to relax after a... 
    A must visit for Melbourne as it gives you an idea of what it should be the world till now. Each shop is contributing to a whole scenery of the past century, It's the perfect way to relax after a...  more »
  • Lovely seeing beautiful craftsman products that are made in Aust on the 3 rd floor plus the best chocolate. 
    Lovely seeing beautiful craftsman products that are made in Aust on the 3 rd floor plus the best chocolate.  more »
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  • Beautiful arcade, well maintained full of shops and quality cafes. Mosaic floor & shops not only at street level. Clean & well lit.
  • Something we always do when visiting Melbourne. well worth a visit. Can't resist buying something at Haigs.

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