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9 May 2018
“Some good old colonial buildings around an undeveloped square”
2 Apr 2018
Stanza Bopape Street, Pretoria 0186, South Africa
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 March 2014

Beautiful place, with amazing old buildings surrounding it. There is a lot of historical value here, and every monument has a story to tell.

2  Thank AFensham
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

Church square is NOT safe full of 'Car guards' who ask you money for taking care of you car. Today they ask me 100 rand for parking I took 20 rand for my pocket and gave to them This guys were very upset wanted 100...More

5  Thank irmyss
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

We walked from the Union building to Church Square and felt the city had seen better days. However, having seen pictures and read the positive reviews in our guidebook we kept walking on to this pedestrianised, cultural and social city centre surrounded by classic 19th...More

1  Thank Chipfat22
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This Square , which is located in the heart of Pretoria City Center, is surrounded by a number of attractions such as The Tudor Chambers, The parliament of South Africa & The Capitol Theatre.

Thank kiltmaker2
Reviewed 9 May 2018

At the time we visited the square was being renovated but work had stopped so it was a bit of building site. It houses a variety of old colonial styles buildings around the outside including the court house where Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life.

Thank MikeFo
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Was a beautiful square where Office staff would sit and have lunch. Tourists would stop by to see a part of history. Buildings around the square are old and part of history and so beautiful. However, there has been digging of the roads for months...More

Thank beverleym2016
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Check out the old buildings and reflect on the past,This is where our history were written.Just hope this buildings will be preserved for our children.

Thank Polla D
Reviewed 20 March 2018

I passby church square daily and watch the contractors busy at work, I just can't wait for the new square. Very nice place just to hang around, close to all lot of amenties namely-mug and bean, nandos, macdonalds, wimpy and many more, high court and...More

Thank bmosehla43
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This previously well looked after monument has deteriorated over the years and the area had changed from a classy century if he city to a dirty dangerous area where I wouldn’t be happy to be alone or even in a small group. I won’t return.

Reviewed 30 January 2018

Some beautiful architecture but the whole square was being dug up and re-paved/re-planted when we visited so probably didn't see it at it's best.

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

I have been to Church Square before, in 2002, and it was fine then, but I was quite shocked at the state of it now. To be fair, the whole area, including the road around it, is undergoing massive renovation works, so it’s a bit...More

Thank sfuhere
Reviewed 12 December 2017

The square and the surrounding streets are under renovation so it is impossible to reach or pass them by car. The place is very crowded so we just took a look and drove on.

Thank on4ajt
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