Cathedral Arcade, Melbourne

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Cathedral Arcade is a heritage shopping arcade in Melbourne, Victoria.

It forms a short, narrow laneway, connecting Swanston Street to Flinders Lane in the central business district of Melbourne. It is a T-shaped arcade, however one of the laneways terminates inside the building.

The arcade is notable as it retains all of its original features. The arcade is fully covered by stained glass and leadlights, which forms a highly detailed arch leading to a central dome. The floors are decorated with ceramic tiles, and the shopfronts feature richly detailed wood panels.

The art deco arcade, which dates back to 1925, is part of the Nicholas Building, an early interwar palazzo skyscraper designed by Harry Norris. The building itself, including the arcade is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.
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  • This arcade is located and forms the ground floor areas of the Nicholas Building on Swanson Street. Built-in the 1920s the main features are Art Deco in style. The arched stained glass and...  more »
  • On the ground floor of the Nicholas Building is this tiny arcade. It has an amazing glass arched roof and some interesting stores. I love the tiny coffee shop and tge view out the Swanston Street...  more »
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  • Great place to visit in Melbourne... Spend summer after in cool shade of trees.
  • Went to a retro clothing shop. Wow cool clothes.

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