Church Square

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  • Address: Church Square, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Landmark, Walking Area, Historical Site, Market, Plaza, Square, Architecture

Church Square - Review

Though there’s not much to do at Church Square, it’s still worth visiting for it’s historical value. It’s the centre of Pretoria and surrounded by a number of old but important buildings. There’s the Palace of Justice, the Old Capitol Theatre, the National Bank and Mint, The Tudor Chambers, the Old Council Chamber and the General Post Office, all of which have some minor architectural merit. The Palace of Justice here is worth checking out; it was the site of Nelson Mandela’s trial of treason, post which he was incarcerated. There’s a large statue of Paul Kruger in the centre of the square; click a picture. The market near the square is worth checking out and it also makes for good people watching.

Church Square Information

  • You MUST have coffee at Cafe Riche in the corner.

How To reach Church Square by Public Transport

  • Buses on Madiba St

Restaurants Near Church Square

  • Cafe Riche Basement
  • King Pie
  • Wimpy

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TripHobo Highlights for Church Square

  • Church Square Address: Church Square, Pretoria, South Africa
  • Church Square Timing: 24-hrs
  • Church Square Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Church Square(preferred time): 12:00 pm - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Church Square: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Church Square

  • 95% of people who visit Pretoria include Church Square in their plan

  • 50.43% of people start their Church Square visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Church Square

Monday, Thursday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Church Square

People normally club together Ditsong National Museum Of Natural History and Union Buildings while planning their visit to Church Square.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Church Square Trips

Church Square, Pretoria Reviews

  • Mostly restful and quiet, with people relaxing or having lunch on the lawns. Like most similar squares in South Africa, the square, especially the cluster of statues, represents directly opposite emotions in different groups. For some it is still a stark symbol of apartheid, for others it is a token of their heritage. Political (related) and cultural events are held here from time to time. From a purely aesthetic and objective point of view, it is a historic place in South Africa and well worth while a visit. Especially the statues are impressive.

  • The Tshwane municipality in their venture to "Up-grade" this HISTORIC site have but COMPLETELY destroyed the ambience and cultural significance of Church Square. .... All but the Paul Kruger Statue group have been changed. ..... there was talk about relocating the Statue group to somewhere. .... presumably, and most likely, to some dump site. .... as with OTHER historic and cultural items of the oppressive regime but action groups against this has prevailed. ... future action is still pending My suggestion is to go there and have a look at the beautiful buildings and Architecture still around and look past the rubble and mahem of the construction works

  • Where history of Pretoria is found. Good to visit with family and friends, spacious and relaxed. Well looked with visible security. In the city centre of Pretoria. Close to banks, retail stores and restaurants.

  • always a pleasure to see well kept historical buildings in any South African CBD. Whether or not we agree with the history they represent, they are a beauty we can all appreciate and admire.

  • Still under construction but I the aesthetics are coming together . I hope they make it interactive.

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