Block Arcade

Currently Closed
  • Address: 282 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +61-396545244
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Walking Area, Coffee House, Market, Shopping Center, Family And Kids

This is yet another historical shopping centre in Melbourne’s central business district. During its early days, in the late eighteenth century and the early nineteenth century, the block was notorious for its drug and prostitution rings. Today however, it’s a lovely block filled with quaint little boutiques and shops. It lights up wonderfully at Christmas. Visitors say that the best way to get through the arcade is a little bit every day: walk in, shop, eat, repeat tomorrow with different shops an different restaurants. Make sure to check out the pretty mosaic tiling and the Hopetoun Tea Rooms, the chocolates and the coffee. It’s pure Victorian delight. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Melbourne Itinerary 6 Days.

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  • Block Arcade Address: 282 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
  • Block Arcade Contact Number: +61-396545244
  • Block Arcade Timing: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Block Arcade Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Block Arcade(preferred time): 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Block Arcade: 01:30 Hrs
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  • 92.69% of people who visit Melbourne include Block Arcade in their plan

  • 31.18% of people start their Block Arcade visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Block Arcade

Monday, Tuesday and Friday

57.76% of people prefer walking in order to reach Block Arcade

People normally club together Queen Victoria Market and Australian Centre For Moving Image while planning their visit to Block Arcade.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Beautiful, old arcade in the heart of Melbourne. Well worth a trip even just to appreciate the architecture and beautiful mosaics. It's also full of charming and unique boutiques and shops. Would be an excellent spot for some Christmas shopping!

  • Lovely old world arcade.. One of the original shopping complexes in Melbourne for the upper class. Boutique retail and gorgeous mosaics are the go these days.

  • In the heart of a Melbourne CBD the Block Arcade is an ornate boutique shopping destination. A great spot for tourists to wander through and window shop the various boutiques. Except for the chocolate shop that you must go into, and good luck coming out empty handed.

  • BRILLIANT PIECE OF MELBOURNE RETAIL AND HISTORY Great place to shop, visit, eat if you are a tourist in town and want to see an old (well restored) arcade in action.

  • Old style but beautiful. Lots of interesting shops ad cafes

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