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Union Buildings

Address: Church Street, Pretoria, South Africa
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Ranked #8 of 43 Attractions in Pretoria
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Visit daylight of course, for your safety - but great gardens, great building! Good views over the city. It not a whole day outing, but 2 hrs can be filled with this beautiful, rare architecture

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

if you are in south africa and have not visited the most valued historical center The union building in pretoria and madela square in johannesburg then you need to repeat the trip this mentioned sites are so important to the south african people it is a tribute to a great leader. It was amazing to see the number of visitors... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

You can only visit the Union building from outside, but it's worth a quick trip. There are nice gardens there and also a huge statue of Nelson Mandela. If you are in Pretoria, you should definitely go here for a short trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Liked the tribute to a great leader. It was amazing to see the number of visitors that visit this site.

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Heywood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Lovely for a half day out the gardens and surrounding is kept impeccably clean The statue of Nelson Mandela is well worth the visit it stands so tall

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I have been disappointed with my recent visit the Union Building compared to my visit a good few years ago. I feel that now days you visit the gardens, not the union building. in the past we were able to go upstairs were we saw a lovely koi pond and have visibility of the beautiful building. The garden is OK... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

loved seeing Madiba statue. Would love to see the inside of the union buildings as well, i am very interested in south african history. we have come a long way

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The Union Buildings are something that is nice to see but in my opinion not really any special. We went there just about a few months ago with some friends who visited from Germany. Out of all the places I love here in South Africa, this was one of the most boring ones. They do however have a giant Nelson... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

It's a beautiful building with a big piece of grass in front. We decided to take our young kids to stroll around the grass and let them run around. However, the grass was not well maintain and we didn't feel safe there so we only spent 10 mins there and left.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Another building and gardens that you must see at least once. It is impressive and beautiful and the view over Pretoria is great.

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