Soweto is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Soweto one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Soweto is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Soweto or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Soweto. Explore the historical monuments of Soweto with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Soweto guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Soweto page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Soweto landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Soweto.
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8115 Orlando West, Soweto 1804, Johannesburg, South Africa
09:00 am - 04:45 pm
Also known as Mandela Family Museum, it used to be the residence of former South African President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela and his family. This little humble house has now been turned into a world-class attraction by the Soweto Heritage Trust for the visitors who are keen to learn about the historical facts and the legacy of this great personalit...
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Vilakazi Street, Soweto, Johannesburg
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Visit the world famous street which used to be the only street to have the residents of two Nobel Prize winners – His Excellence Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela and Desmond Tutu. It is also the spot where Hector Pieterson was shot dead that lead to the riot on 16th June, 1976. Walk down the street and at the corner you will come across the famous M...
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1, 149 Mkhize St, Soweto, Johannnesburg, 1860, South Africa
12:01 am - 12:00 am
This largest Roman Catholic Church in South Africa is located right at the center of the city in Rockville, in the neighborhood of Moroka. It was built in 1961 but it opened its doors in 1962. This church has played a prominent role in the history of South Africa by giving shelter to anti-Apartheid groups during the revolt in 1976. Many students an...