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Address: Charles St, Bloemfontein, South Africa

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Potential, but.....

Visited the square as it is close to the museum. There is so much potential, but the square does not seem to be well maintained, the ponds were dirty and a person just does not... read more

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 October 2016
Mike_de_Meyer
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Bloemfontein
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Bloemfontein
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Visited the square as it is close to the museum. There is so much potential, but the square does not seem to be well maintained, the ponds were dirty and a person just does not feel very comfortable or safe.

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Thank Mike_de_Meyer
Nairobi, Kenya
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59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

The Square can be a gem, if the authorities wanted it to: but it was clear to me that it had seen its better days. Although the grass around the square was green, the water in the ponds was dirty, and the place looked generally unkempt, and worse, on a downhill trend.

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Thank Moronge O
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Old dirty monument situated in a busy part of town. Lots of bums use this as a hangout. Dirty water in the fountain. Avoid.

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Thank Pet v
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

The square recently had a major cleanup and is now worth visiting. This is one of the rare well designed public spaces in Bloemfontein. It lies next to the historically significant President Brand street and enhances the surrounds of the Blemfontein city hall , Court of Appeals and parliament sensitively.

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1 Thank 582Paul
Bloemfontein
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

This sq has so much potential and is very well placed in Bloem,,littering can be a problem. Good part of SA history

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Thank Dr Marthinus J
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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94 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

This is supposed to be a monument and park, but it's ill maintained, dirty and not a very safe place. It has so much potential, but unfortunately like so many nice things in our country, this is just going to waste...

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3 Thank Martin K
Vergelegen
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

Were last here during '90's and visited again. The place is littered and filthy. The ponds are a health hazard and a disgrace. It seems that some bums have made it their home as there were quite a few around hassling us for money. Never again.

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1 Thank Dries E
Paarl, South Africa
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143 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013

As I grew up in Bloem and visited the CBD so many times as a child and student the square is in bad bad bad condition and not worth a visit.

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2 Thank Christo M
Bloemfontein, South Africa
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241 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2013

What an embarrassment to Bloemfonterin - Filthy, Plastic Bags floating in the water and it looks like a mini refuse dump.

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1 Thank trevor312564
bloemfontein
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22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2012

plastic and paper strewn everywhere, condoms (used) , rag - people lying under their cardboard, reeking to high heaven .

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1 Thank pietasa

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