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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The building is designed according to a Victorian style. The square and the surroundings are also nice for a walk. There is a statue of Nelson Mandela at the entrance. Recommend to visit.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 5 September 2019 via mobile

We went to a classic concert rehearsal and it was great. First arrived, first serve so we could get a balcony. The sound travels well so we had an excellent time.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 28 July 2019 via mobile

The City Hall building in Cape Town is a magnificent architectural work. There is a life size statue of Nelson Mandela at the site where he gave his first speech after he was released from prison. The square in front of the city hall is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 30 April 2019 via mobile

The architecture of this grand city hall is exceptional and overlooks the original parade ground square. We could not go inside but just viewing it on the outside was satisfying. They recently put a statue of Mandela right in the front where he made his...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 7 April 2019

Excellent show, great acoustics, fabulous hall and plenty of staff around to help point you in the right direction. Parking nearby. Would definitely recommend.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SolihullAly
Reviewed 9 February 2019

I remember this building for Nelson Mandela's speech after he was released from prison. There was so much anticipation. He stuck to his guns and read the same speech given at his trial after which he was given a life sentence in 1962. It was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 30 January 2019

And you get a picture near Nelson Mandala's statue (at least close to the balcony). The building itself was not open to visitors when we were there.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ontario76
Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank seagullrob
Reviewed 16 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank finesilver
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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