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Address: Parliament Avenue, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
Phone Number: 021-403-2911

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closed at weekends

would have loved to have visited this building but it's closed weekends and afternoons so try to get here in the morning mon to fri. the outside is lovely and in pleasant gardens... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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switzerland
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Cape Town
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I sort of quite like the fact that homeless people now surround parliament. They sleep on the streets next the exterior fences - they have effectively turned the Company Gardens into a well-tended camp for the homeless. It sort of makes me feel a bit better about the fact that the dear old president has been shamelessly stealing the taxpayer's... More 

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switzerland
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153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

would have loved to have visited this building but it's closed weekends and afternoons so try to get here in the morning mon to fri. the outside is lovely and in pleasant gardens, so you can enjoy a stroll around in the sun. there are a few other sites in the area so worth coming down here

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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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215 reviews 215 reviews
121 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
53 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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62 attraction reviews
266 helpful votes 266 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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39 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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371 attraction reviews
309 helpful votes 309 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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