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Royal Arcade

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 AM
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The Royal Arcade is a charming heritage shopping arcade in the heart of Melbourne's CBD. The Royal Arcade was proudly the first arcade in Melbourne and is the longest-standing arcade in Australia. Originally designed by Charles Webb and constructed...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
335 Bourke St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
+61 425 738 042
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Royal Arcade is Melbourne’s version to Milan’s Shopping Area next to The Dome Cathedral. There were a lot of fancy shops but they were almost empty, impressive and well maintained property, another historical building in the city.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tumfave815
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The oldest surviving arcade in Australia (1870) and well worth a photo or two. If you are in the area checking out Bourke St mall, it’s definitely worth popping in too check out. Picture perfect arcade with unique shops for a special gift. Check out...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JohnG3121
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite a nice, interesting arcade with lots of smaller boutiques and shops. Interesting architecture and things to look at - worth stopping by.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JustAfication
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice old arcade with some interesting shops. Worth wandering down if you are in the central shopping area of Melbourne.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank roaming_kiwi58
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Among all the Great places to visit in Melbourne this is Always a Favourite. Lined with Quaint little stores, and a few little cafes. A taste of just one of the Arcades and Laneways Melbourne has to offer.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DayTrip03293308490
Reviewed 29 October 2018

This historic arcade is the oldest surviving arcade in Australia it opened in 1871. It is pretty and well maintained. There are interesting shops to look through. It is a tourist destination with the large carved mythic figures of Gog and Magog flanking the southern...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 184DonP
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Went to have a look around and it has a good range of shops. In the end (to me) it is just another arcade. Keen shoppers could well disagree.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank maryanddave2015
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Old school arcade with great architecture and beautiful small interesting little shops. Well worth a visit when in melbourne.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Wendyll P
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Delightful architecture and stained glass in this historic arcade which is hidden away from the street. Well worth having a look in here.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank KatielouAustralia
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Lovely spot to walk around. Quaint shops. There was a small ensemble playing , so you can sit have a cuppa and enjoy the surrounds.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Barb M
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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways
tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary
feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the
city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques,
throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You
never quite know what you’ll find around the next
corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and
even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air
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