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Union Buildings

Church Street, Pretoria, South Africa
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Ranked #7 of 47 attractions in Pretoria
Type: Historic Sites
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

It's unfortunate that you can't get nearer to the buildings but the gardens are pleasant if not anything special and it's worth seeing Mandela's huge statue.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

It's the only Pretoria landmarks that stands out and looks good. It's good pretty gardens for a short walk, the Mandela statue and is of historical significance (several memorial sites are there).

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Impressive buildings and the new statue is great and a fantastic tribute to a great man, however the walk through the gardens from Church Street (Stanza Bopape) leave a lot to be desired. Beggars and dirty pavements, rubbish all over the lawns. Compare this with Westminster or the White house and the third world location becomes apparent. Such a shame... More

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Sycamore, Illinois
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The gardens are well kept, but you only view the government facilities with a pre-arranged tour. The view of city is nice here and they keep the gardens in beautiful condition.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

The building looks good but nothing worth to visit. You get a better view in photos available on the internet.

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Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I enjoyed sitting on the bench and looking out at the city and enjoying the gardens. The Nelson Mandela statue is the biggest tourist attraction.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Just another government building with a history. The gardens are mostly alright but some vandalisation of brass name plaques has occurred.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Good day, Visited the union buildings In Pretoria to view the bronze statue of Nelson Mandela. The view was great as it was facing part of the city. When touring Pretoria do visit the Union Buildings as it is well worth the visit. Thank you Regards Ebie Razak

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

What a disappointment, you can't get anywhere close to the building for decent photos. Even the security won't let you in no matter how nice you ask.

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South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The statue of Nelson Mandela is the main attraction for locals and tourists alike.It is a very safe and beautiful place to visit in Pretoria.

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