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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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  • Great place to visit, beautiful shops inside and cafés alongside entries, beautiful mechanical clock and floors are beautiful 
    Great place to visit, beautiful shops inside and cafés alongside entries, beautiful mechanical clock and floors are beautiful  more »
  • This building is simply an architecture wonder from a bygone era. From the beautiful mosaic floor tiles to the lights, windows and ceiling your visit will be a delight to behold. Discover the... 
    This building is simply an architecture wonder from a bygone era. From the beautiful mosaic floor tiles to the lights, windows and ceiling your visit will be a delight to behold. Discover the...  more »
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  • Something we always do when visiting Melbourne. well worth a visit. Can't resist buying something at Haigs.
  • When in Melbourne have a drink here, a great little watering hole with pleasant staff, air con a bit iffi gets a little warm at times, will be back next time when in Melbourne. I Forgot food is good also.

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