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Address: 1841 Argyle St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Y8, Canada
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Working clock which chimes

The best part of City Hall is that the bells ring every 15 minutes. You get the best effect right on the hour. The architecture is decent and parade square has some monuments. I'm... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Matt B
Halifax, Canada
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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best part of City Hall is that the bells ring every 15 minutes. You get the best effect right on the hour. The architecture is decent and parade square has some monuments. I'm not sure if they offer tours. I assume you can go inside during business hours as it is a public building. If you're really a political... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

In the heart of downtown Halifax sits the historic City Hall building which nicely represents the architecture and style of a long gone period. It sits in juxtaposition to modern bank towers making its statement even more poignant.The court yard is a place for gathering and public events and the building still houses the municipal council and some staff offices.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Beautiful building, reminded me of the grand buildings in Edinburgh, Scotland. One of the best buildings to take pictures of while exploring downtown Halifax.

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Nova Scotia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Located in Downtown Halifax on the corner of Argyle Street, Barrington Street and Duke Street. During Doors Open Halifax, we were able to tour the inside of the building. The building is located opposite St Paul's Anglican Church. There is a very nice park between the two buildings. This is a nice place to spend an afternoon.

Thank nwaynesworld
Lewes, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

Halifax City Hall occupies the former site of Dalhousie College, now Dalhousie University, and anchors the north end of the Grand Parade, a former military parade ground dating to the founding of Halifax in 1749. The city hall, opened in 1890, is a large and impressive red sandstone building with a seven story clock tower. There are clock faces on... More 

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Charlottetown, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

The current building sits on the foundation of one of the oldest buildings in the city - originally part of Dalhousie University, it once housed the police station & jail; Harry Houdini once visited and did a disappearing act from the jail!! You can't just walk in for a tour though - call ahead and make an appointment. You'll get... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

Walked up from the Ferry to the Grand Parade to see the lights and to soak in the History and fun of the Season. Had a chance to go to the City hall and look around a little. It is really interesting and you should make the effort. At New Years Eve there will be Live bands and Fireworks and... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

I didn't go inside, but from what I could tell there wasn't too much to do there. I passed by it frequently during my trip, but only because I was in the area

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

Halifax City Hall is an interesting piece of architecture in that it evokes characteristics of Scottish Baronial and French styles. It setting on the Grand Parade is prominent across from the cenotaph. Definitely worth seeing when in Halifax.

Thank George M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

This is a very cool building! City halls usually are very sparse, sterile, and uninteresting, but this one is really nice to look at, and it has some history to it. I recommend a visit!

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