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Union Buildings

Address: Church Street, Pretoria, South Africa
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Ranked #6 of 43 Attractions in Pretoria
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks
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Durban, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Gosh I took soo many pictures, have always wanted to go to the Union buildings and see this 9 meter statue of our beloved President and just seeing the place where he was inaugurated......overwhelming seeing our national heritage site at last.

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Standing in front of the Union Buildings you have a wonderful view out over Pretoria particularly in October when the jacaranda trees turn the city purple. The new statue of Nelson Mandela is particularly impressive. You can drive right up from town by taxi or in a rented car and park on the road between the buildings and the park... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Don't need to spend that man time here,just stop by for half hour to admire these buildings .very hot day, did a short walk of the beautiful gardens and sat admiring views up and down the hill over city and up to the buildings on the hill. Did not feel you could go into the grounds of the buildings just... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The union buildings are truly inspiring for every South African. from being off-limits to Blacks in the dark days of apartheid, they are transformed into a vibrant, yet relaxing landmark from which one can get panoramic views of Pretoria.The statue of Nelson Mandela captures the man as a "people's president." Though the park is quite busy during holidays, it is... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Today I took an American visitor to the Union Buildings and was shocked to see the state the building and the gardens are in. The photos will speak for themselves. Another negative point is being pestered by 'photographers' to have a photo of you taken at the Nelson Mandela statue. They do, or will not, understand the words "no thank... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

its a nice place to visit,whether with a family or alone.its got beautiful gardens and flowers for photo shoot lovers and there's also a Madiba statue

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

it is a very nice place i just love the green grass that i could lay on wit my man...the building in side is aswell very nyc but as i said i love the green grass thats all

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

An iconic monumental building in Pretoria, a must visit.Thee architectural placement ,design and splendour is magical .It sit there as if looking over its kingdom proud ,robust but at the same time honest and pure. Bring your camera along it makes for beautiful photos. When you are tired of the sensory overload go and sit at the small amphitheatre and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

Union Buildings is a Heritage Site to be visited. You will overlook central town and get to see Madiba(Nelson Mandela) Statue!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

At a centre of South Africa's political life, the building is an iconic landmark of Pretoria, a popular tourist attractions and a symbol of democracy.

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