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Parliament of the Republic of South Africa

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6 days ago
“Nice building”
Jun 18, 2018
“It's Parliament”
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Parliament plays an important role in the life of the nation. It is elected to represent the citizens of South Africa according to the Constitution. Parliament is the place where laws are passed and where important issues of the day are discussed...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Parliament Street | Visitors Centre, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The parliament was just walking distance from my hotel. The building is huge and beautiful...opp is a lovely park and garden to the back. There is a visitors entrance. I did go up the step and take some pictures. Was not in the mood to...More

Thank Coryy20
Reviewed August 2, 2018

There is no way that you could miss this building, designed by Herbert Baker, which houses the central seat of government... the crisp white and dark red paintwork make it stand out from its surroundings, it's location, flanked by the Company's Gardens gives you the...More

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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Maybe its because I have way to may times, but nothing really speculator about this place. The building is pretty decent..I wouldn't say its a must see.

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

The Parliament buildings are beautiful and the guided tours well presented. The statue of Mr Mandela is certainly a big attraction.

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Reviewed November 11, 2017

Once the bastion of white supremacy, it is now open to all. Unfortunately, this does not include Sunday, the only day that my spouse and I had to see some of Capetown's historic buildings. One can still admire exterior of the massive building, constructed of...More

Thank CJW913
Reviewed May 25, 2017

It's not open all the time so it might be good to find out the times they are open. There are gardens next to it that is a good place to walk and relax. One of the iconic buildings in Cape Town and worth the...More

2  Thank arpegiator
Reviewed January 14, 2017

This tour takes you inside the SA parliament, you get to see where SA laws are made and the country run. It is imperative to book a tour in advance.

1  Thank Bhekani R
Reviewed November 28, 2016

This is a well set up parliament for visitors who are able to get a good understanding of the SA parliamentary system.

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Reviewed September 25, 2016

Historic buildings very close to the company gardens in the heart of Cape Town, inside is not allowed.

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Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Got the chance to walk near by the building and really liked the vice surrounding it. Sadly it was closed when we went, but we still enjoyed the views of it and what it means to thd South African people. Well worth stopping by even...More

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