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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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  • this arcade is just mind blowingly stunning. the archetecture is superb. one of the most beautiful buildings in melbourne cbd. definetly worth visiting. 5 star. 
    this arcade is just mind blowingly stunning. the archetecture is superb. one of the most beautiful buildings in melbourne cbd. definetly worth visiting. 5 star.  more »
  • We walked through this arcade, and it truly is so beautiful. We were through earlier in the morning, but it was fun to window shop and admire the scenery. 
    We walked through this arcade, and it truly is so beautiful. We were through earlier in the morning, but it was fun to window shop and admire the scenery.  more »
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  • Fine and vintage shopping arcade. Great architecture, clock and fine dining of cheese and chocolate+ art+ tea 🍵
  • Must visit if in Melbourne. Part of a great walk from Bourke St to Flinders Street. Block Arcade and Block Place just south of Royal Arcade.

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