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Royal Arcade, Melbourne

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The Royal Arcade is a charming heritage shopping arcade in the heart of Melbourne's CBD. The Royal Arcade was proudly the first arcade in Melbourne and is the longest-standing arcade in Australia. Originally designed by Charles Webb and constructed in 1869, the arcade has high glass roof and windowed stores. At the south end, the arcade features effigies of mythical figures Gog and Magog and a clock that chimes each hour. The arcade connects Little Collins Street to the Bourke Street Mall, with a perpendicular passage running to Elizabeth Street in the west. The Royal Arcade is much loved by locals and tourists and is an icon of the city. It is recognised on the Victorian Heritage Register and Melbourne's Golden Mile heritage walk runs through the arcade. The Royal Arcade is famous for its boutique fashion stores as well as specialty stores such as Spellbox where you can have your fortune read, Little Royal Macarons and Babushka Russian dolls. The Royal Arcade houses an eclectic mix of unique stores with something to suite all tastes.
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  • I enjoy strolling and browsing this arcade and the ones that adjoin it whenever I am in Melbourne. The shops are familiar from past visits, though the jewellery store has closed, now a bank and the si...  more »
  • 皇家拱廊採義大利風格為主體並融合英法元素,整點時於南側有神話巨人Gog和Magog為來往的民眾報時。拱廊裡有甜點咖啡店、精品店等,不是很好逛,不過推薦The Little Royal的馬卡龍、Koko Black的熱可可。  more »
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  • One of the nicer small Melbourne mall with historical layout and decoration. One feel set back in time to early 19 century Britain shopping arcate. You will find unusual items and antiques. Excellent coffee place, chocolates and one of the best ice cream shops.
  • Oh what a nice and lively market place. Very friendly and helpful staff in all shops ready to serve you at their best. A must visit place even for window shopping.

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