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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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  • Worth a visit and have a cup of tea at one of the cafe. The building is still well maintain and you can get some good deal for goods.  more »
  • Beautiful arcade to wander through. Stunning mosaic floors and beautiful upmarket shops plus the must do Hopetoun Tearooms.  more »
  • A beautiful arcade that is so much more appealing than a modern mall. Architecture is amazing and represents the best of Melbourne in bygone years. Some wonderful stores and cafes here.  more »

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