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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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  • Beautiful shopping centre, old details are preserved. Really worth a walk through it
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  • We visited this arcade to buy some good quality chocolate from Haigh's and were definitely not disappointed. There are a variety of interesting shops in this arcade and we definitely recommend the Seg...  more »
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  • Absolutely beautiful, historical and such a pleasure to walk through. Worth the leisurely experience even if you're just browsing. It's a treat into some of Melbourne's history. Visually enticing and take the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere! #historic #blockarcade
  • Ah! This one! Just delightful. Even if you just look through and walk it, you’ll find and enjoy the sheer treasure of a visual feast! Beautiful stores and well kept tenancies display a welcoming enticement for the Melbourne visitor. These arcades and laneways are what makes Melbourne famously interesting!

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