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Reviewed 28 January 2021 via mobile

I wandered though the Royal Arcade and found it rather enchanting. Full of specialty shops and cafes a lovely stroll through some charm.

Date of experience: January 2021
Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed 13 November 2020

The Royal Arcade can be entered from the Bourke St Mall. There are many things to see, Gog and Magog among them. Look up and you will see them. Amazingly, the Royal Arcade dates from 1870, when the Great Australian Gold Rush gave the city the sobriquet "Marvellous Melbourne" The Royal Arcade is the oldest retail arcade in Australia. There's an Ugg boot store at the entrance, and an attractive branch of the ANZ Bank.

Date of experience: November 2020
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Reviewed 27 August 2020

Really delightful, historical shopping and dining complex with beautiful architecture and an opulent feel. It was built in 1870 with a wonderful glass ceiling that fills the space with light and protects one from the elements. One can easily imagine fine Victorian ladies and gentlemen dressed to the nines as they strolled through the arcades (there's also the nearby Block Arcade.) Don't miss the statues of Magog and Gog (look up at a corner.)

Date of experience: February 2020
3  Thank Linda C
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Reviewed 26 April 2020

The Royal Arcade is the longest standing arcade in Australia and the first one in Melbourne. It is a charming and heritage arcade being on the Victorian Heritage Register and National Trust classified. It was constructed in 1869, It has high glass roof and windowed stores. It also has the mythical Gog and Magog l statues and a clock that chimes every hour of the
The arcade connects Little Collins Street to the Bourke Street Mall, with a perpendicular passage running to Elizabeth Street in the west. It is No 12 on the Melbourne's Golden Mile heritage walk that runs through the arcade.The Royal Arcade is much loved by locals and tourists and is an icon of the city.

Date of experience: March 2020
1  Thank Peter M
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Reviewed 5 March 2020 via mobile

We stumbled upon this gem. Loved seeing Gog and Nagog strike they bells. There also is a nice coffee/tea place called Caffe E Torte. The Royal Arcade opened in 1870 and is the oldest surviving arcade in Australia.

Date of experience: March 2020
2  Thank pixie007
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