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De Oude Kerk

4 Church Street, Tulbagh, South Africa
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Ranked #6 of 14 Attractions in Tulbagh
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Owner description: vecchia chiesa trasformata in museo
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The last time I was here I was a wee sprog, but I remembered the Symphonion from when I was last there, and the very kind, and well-informed museum staff was so kind as to wind it up and let it play. We only meant to stay for a short while, but then kinda got carried away listening to what... More

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had just arrived in Tulbagh and were heading for our booked accommodation. Stopped at Info office for local map and on returning to parked car, stepped into the Oude Kerk for a quick look around. We were made to feel very unwelcome - doors were being closed all around us and staff seemed to want us to leave. Realised... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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144 reviews 144 reviews
123 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Not even the earthquake of 1969 was able to shake this old church! It is beautifully preserved. The clock, the canon, the graveyard and the awesome building are all worth the visit.

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Durbanville, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The church and earthquake museum are both a must when visiting this small town, the staff great and knowledgeable - for R15 well worth it

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Great to learn about the earthquake, Church street and the restoration of the street.De Oude Kerk was great and the earthquake museum across the road well laid out. Staff friendly and helpfull

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Cape Town
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Entry to the church is part of the R15 fee when you visit the Earthquake museum. Our guide at the church (Lousha?) was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly, taking great pride in showing us around and explaining the history of the church and its antiques. If it hadn't been for her, the church might have seemed a little dull as it's... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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146 reviews 146 reviews
45 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The region surrounding Tulbagh is a haven for wine aficionados and we were given a warm welcome at De Oude Kerk to sample their very fine wine. Travelling about this area is a joy, with lovely countryside and excellent wines.

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Warrington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

This is the oldest church in South Africa , (not it use now ),it's full of antiquities (majority Dutch ) .The very helpful guide from the tourist office who was married here , was very informative , and told us of the Orchestra Evening held once a year , allow 30 minutes , plenty of car parking nearby

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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Very impressive building with beautiful grounds and interesting antiquities inside, Very helpful and knowledgeable guide added lots to the experience!

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The Church is a lovely museum. It is part of the entire museum trail. In this trail, you can visit various sites which is museums in Church street, Tulbagh.

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