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Address: Stanza Bopape Street, Pretoria 2004, South Africa
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Interesting piece of SA History

By Europe standards, our country is not old, but if you go to Chuch square you will be lucky to see some of the oldest buildings in Pretoria. Oldest and most controversial... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
MyrnaGordon
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Pretoria, South Africa

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Pretoria, South Africa
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10 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Church Square should be indicated as off limits at this stage! With all the road works and Rapid Bus System it is a very negative experience and I would advise people to stay away until the roadworks have been finalised.

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Thank Ms. Jolana M
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Architecture all around. Its around 1 km from Pretoria Train station. Its better to walk then take any transport, parking can be a problem. Go with time in hand, lots of buildings to see, lots of photo options. Good cafes near by. Dont miss this if you are in Pretoria.

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Thank Spurkait
Ithaca, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not that I expected a lot; but the Church Square was an eye opener. The central statue was encircled with coils and coils of concertina razor wire, which also held in an amazing quantity of trash and garbage. That was not a whole lot different from other places I went in Pretoria,. I stopped at a few places around the... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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10 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overcrowded and inadequate parking. "Car guards" harass you and blackmail you to pay them not to damage your car.

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Thank Samantha D
Winter Park, Colorado
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19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

From what I have read, it must have been a interesting place to visit in the past....now however it seems to be a bit risky to visit the area. Do not visit it alone and don't display any valuables.

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Thank SkiLiftie
Johannesburg, South Africa
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23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Sadly right now (Dec 2015) the Paul Kruger statue is surrounded by razor wire to protect it from people with no sense of history who want to deface or destroy the statue. Parking nearby is a nightmare. Be alert.

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Thank Lobola_Lodge2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

a must-visit place in Pretoria, it is the center of Pretoria too. enjoy the open square, and there is the Paul Kruger's statue too. the old city hall is there too, and there're a few place to visit around there.

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Thank Fei Y
Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

This square is surrounded by noteworthy historic buildings. In then square there are statues of South Africa’s great leaders. Take you camera because you may see a performance by local traditional dances. There are parking constraints and possible pick pocketers at the square. Just be careful who you trust.

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Thank TakaSande
Pretoria, South Africa
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15 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Work is at present taking place on the roads around Church Square, preventing vehicle access. Going to the statue of Paul Kruger requires 'running the gauntlet' past car guards and hawkers. It is not, at time of writing, a good photo opportunity.

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Thank John R
Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

By Europe standards, our country is not old, but if you go to Chuch square you will be lucky to see some of the oldest buildings in Pretoria. Oldest and most controversial statues. But Be Careful. Make sure you go with a local. This place can be dagerous for Tourists on their own. Pick pocketers are everywhere

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