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Address: Stanza Bopape Street, Pretoria 2004, South Africa
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$98*
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Pretoria Sightseeing Day Trip from Johannesburg

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Nice square

Nice square surrounded by Victorian buildings. African dancing on at the time. Lots of hawkers around. Free and available parking.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2013
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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This used to be an afternoon hangout spot for me after work. But with the amount of street kids in the CBD, the smell of urine there is so unbearable. The Areyeng bus services construction also limits access to the place.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Church square is NOT safe full of 'Car guards' who ask you money for taking care of you car. Today they ask me 100 rand for parking I took 20 rand for my pocket and gave to them This guys were very upset wanted 100 rand when I refused to paid the 100 rand. One guy put half of his... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Beautiful place, with amazing old buildings surrounding it. There is a lot of historical value here, and every monument has a story to tell.

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Centurion, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Great location for photoshoots. So many varied and interesting back drops. Can be quite crowded though so a few extra hands to watch over equipment is must.

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Chengdu, China
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184 reviews 184 reviews
71 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This is a great place to visit. The size is cozy, Ask to see the assembly hall of the old Raathaus and visit the old Cafe at the corner built in art noveau style. The red tudor building is half crazy, but an interesting idea, to replicate something from England. This center was well conceived and built quickly.

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New York City, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Nice square surrounded by Victorian buildings. African dancing on at the time. Lots of hawkers around. Free and available parking.

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Perth
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484 reviews 484 reviews
371 attraction reviews
311 helpful votes 311 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This is quite a large square with some old looking buildings. We arrived by car and couldn't see any spots but of course some local offered to pull out his car so we could park instead of him....for a fee....we walked around quite quickly and took few photos but felt we were watched by many who were just sitting or... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Some nice old buildings to photograph. But that is it. Do not expect great shopping or good food in this area. Watch out for muggers.

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Pretoria
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

A bit busy, difficult to park. Too many jaywalkers around to enjoy the place. Great buildings around with lots of history.

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Secunda, South Africa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Very busy and no parking available any time of the day or night, also a little scarry with all the car watch people.

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