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City Hall in Cape town features the balcony from which Nelson Mandela gave his famous speech on his release in 1990.
That's a good enough reason to visit it, but the building is pretty impressive regardless of it's history.
This is a nice older historical building in central Cape Town. I enjoyed seeing it because it is so different than most of the rest of the modern city. Also, this building has a great prominent location in the city, plus there are lots of...More
you can only view the facade and not enter the building. There has just been erected a statue of Mandela to mark his 100 years on the balcony where he gave his speech. Made it worth stopping off at briefing.
This Edwardian building, constructed soon after Queen Victoria's demise, is still one of the most graciously-proportioned buildings in Cape Town. The building materials, granite sourced from Table Mountain and limestone from Bath UK merge seamlessly together to add to the grandeur of the structure.
This old historic building has numerous sculptures on its facade and is just a piece of grand design and building. Of course the fact that Mandela made his first speech after being released from prison from the balcony also adds to the allure.
The building is lovely. This is the location of lots of South Africa history. Very cool to see and to just be there. There is a flea market in the lot across the street. It is very easy to find, across from the Castle.
City Hall is a marvellous work of Architecture holding historical significance for Cape Town.
Three years ago on our previous visit to the city, we had walked up to the first floor balcony for good views of a Parade taking place on the street below...More
This massive edifice, with its elegant facade, was built in a grandiose style in 1905 from, honey-colored limestone imported from Bath, England, and is typical of the town halls that populate the British Empire. It is best known for its balcony on which Nelson Mandela...More
Beautiful building with lots of history. Mandela' gave his first speech here in 1990 after serving 27 years in prison. The Parade grounds are across the street. Vendor stalls here. Stop and take a few pictures and then continue on to the Castle of Good...More
This is an historic stop along most walking tours. There is little to see inside but if the walls could talk, the story is in the area around the outside of the building and things that have taken place there