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Houses of Parliament

Address: Parliament Avenue, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
Phone Number: 021-403-2911
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Type: Government buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

If you are passing by the city center I would recommend you to go, otherwise I'm not sure it worth. I didn't had the chance to get inside.

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Pretoria
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174 reviews 174 reviews
99 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Wonderful setting the heart of Cape Town next to the Gardens the Parliament Building stands proud. The new bust of Nelson Mandela sits in front of the buildings for future generations, to be reminded of his view of freedom and what Parliament represents. If you have time there is a short tour, but we did not do this.

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Durban, South Africa
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Amazing views of Table Mountain and majestic buildings combined with the beautiful company's garden.

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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263 reviews 263 reviews
61 attraction reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The media would often have it that in the 20 years since democracy, little has changed. This circa 90 mins and free tour takes you to the literal seats of 'power' and gives therefore a fascinating and absorbing insight into where this country has come from and where its heading. Atau was our Guide - a Graduate who oozes charm,... More 

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Western Cape,South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
39 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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485 reviews 485 reviews
371 attraction reviews
300 helpful votes 300 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 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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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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10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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