Block Arcade, Melbourne, Australia

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Block Arcade Guide – Spend Less, Do More

Welcome to Block Arcade, Melbourne

The laneways might get the hype from Melbournians and wide-eyed tourists, but don't discount the other shopping option – arcades. And they don't come much more decadent than the Block Arcade. Built from 1891 to 1893, it takes its inspiration from Milan's ostentatious Galleria Vittoria Emanuele, complete with mosaic tiling, carved stone and a glass canopy. If you came to Melbourne seeking gastronomic delights, then this is the place for you. The Hopetoun Tea Rooms have windows displays of cakes and other sweet delicacies – guaranteed to have you salivating in minutes. The arcade is also home to Haigh's Chocolates, an Australian favourite, which is the perfect spot for all your cocoa-derived needs!

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