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Houses of Parliament

Parliament Avenue, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
021-403-2911
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Type: Government Buildings
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English first
Western Cape,South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

A large and magnificent bust (over 2 metres high) of Nelson Mandela has just been unveiled in front of the Parliament building.It can be seen from Plein Street and from the Red tour hop on-hop off sightseeing bus which passes by.Worth a look at as it is an excellent likeness.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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96 reviews 96 reviews
31 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

A huge bombastic building. It is impressive but I would not go out of the way to visit, a quick photo would do.

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Perth
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466 reviews 466 reviews
365 attraction reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

You can see Houses of Parliament when you visit the Company Gardens. Just walk past and take a photo, nothing else.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

While waiting to go to the high court, this was a fabulous visit, a great reminder how the wheels of history turn.

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Melbourne, Australia
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1,095 reviews 1,095 reviews
737 attraction reviews
694 helpful votes 694 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

The Cape Town Houses of Parliament are a serious looking building. Dominated by beautiful white, the building is surrounded by neat gardens and nice grounds. The Houses of Parliament are well located for the tourist, being near the Company's Gardens and St George's Cathedral, with several museums located to the south and east of the location. Cape Town's Houses of... More

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Pretoria
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012 via mobile

Worked close to Parliament and can say that the tour is interesting and informative, especially the green room where that president got shot in the 60's, but the rest is dark hallways and dark wood panelling. I would recommend it for a school excursion or tour for law students.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
39 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Beautiful building - very tidy and neat grounds - friendly but stern reception at entrances - leaves a wondering mind of what's happening there every day!

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London
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85 reviews 85 reviews
39 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

You need to book in advance for a tour around Cape Town Parliament but it is worth it. The tour was interesting, took you into the various chambers. Very informative. You cannot take photos inside but they give you a CD with all the photos you could want. Most of the people on the tour were from S Africa. Highly... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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61 reviews 61 reviews
48 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

Put it by a river wouldn't improve its appearance. Downtown and not a real "must-go-to" sight

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Cape Town, South Africa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

It is ok. It is nice. But surely there is more to do do in Cape Town?

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