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This central square is surrounded by beautiful buildings; at the center is a statue of Paul Kruger. Perhaps the most important building on the square, in terms of history if not functionally or architecturally, is the imposing Palace of Justice. It is here that Nelson...More
This is really the centre of Pretoria. Although there are some interesting buildings (1st Parliament, National Bank), the square is poorly maintained. There was litter everywhere and lots of people hanging around drinking. There is a statue of Paul Kruger in the middle of the...More
When I was in Pretoria I had the opportunity of going into the mid city - wow I was so amazed at the beautiful buildings surrounding Church Plain, well maintained and neat. I had a flash back to my youth when I used to take...More
Church square is no longer a tourist attraction and definitely not a safe place to visit. There isn’t an entrance fee but the area is poorly maintained and no easy parking. Preferably the area should be avoided for security reasons
I stopped here very quickly for about ten minutes after visiting the Kruger house close by. There are nice, old buildings close by and it’s ok to look at. There’s not much to do here. It’s full of students and people relaxing. It’s not the...More
The "Church" after which the square was named was moved many moons ago to a site opposite the Paul Kruger House. What remains is a large square with some prominent historical buildings such as the former Parliament, Palace of Justice, Capitol Theatre, and a statue...More
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Like central squares in many world cities, the square itself — with its park, historic buildings, beautiful architecture, sculpture, etc. — is part of the attraction. But, in addition, we were there as part of a guided tour... More
Like central squares in many world cities, the square itself — with its park, historic buildings, beautiful architecture, sculpture, etc. — is part of the attraction. But, in addition, we were there as part of a guided tour of Pretoria that also allowed us access into the Palace of Justice. We got to visit the courtroom where Nelson Mandela was tried and convicted in the 1960s as well as the cell beneath the courtroom where he was held during the trial.