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“No longer worth visitig”
Review of Carlton Centre

Carlton Centre
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Ranked #48 of 182 things to do in Johannesburg
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: At fifty stories tall and four blocks long, this mixed-use urban landmark is the city’s largest commerce center.
Reviewed October 14, 2012

Another mall type shopping experience, become run down and the city is not fun to visit. Mainly black people and as a white person I felt threatened and very visible.

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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Been there years ago, and recently it appears so changed and so many different shops. The height still scares me.

Thank Valerie P
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Reviewed September 14, 2012

I did it as part of a guided walking tour through the city with Maboneng Precint! Our guide was so enthusiastic about the city, its history and current revival! I loved visiting this old monster and to hear the history. The viewing over the city was great- especially getting information about buildings around the area. Shopping area was very busy and vibey.

Thank bankenveld
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

windows were really dirty and coffee shop not great, it is still an institution though. we went with a visitor from europe and he seemed to have enjoyed the visit

Thank Astrid P
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

We stopped by the Carlton Centre to visit the observation deck which provided a nice view of the city centre from above. However, the building is quite dated and aside from the view of the skyline, there isn't much else to see as many of the other main points of attraction are quite a distance away. Unless you also wanted to do some shopping, it's hard to imagine spending more than 30-45 minutes here.

Thank chriso416
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