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City Hall

Darling Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 465 2029
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Darling Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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+27 21 465 2029
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an historic stop along most walking tours. There is little to see inside but if the walls could talk, the story is in the area around the outside of the building and things that have taken place there

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Famous as the place where Nelson Mandela gave his first speech after being released from prison. If you view old video it appears he is very high above the crowd. However, the balcony is on the first floor. Probably good to visit by history buffs.

Thank William J
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

This is definitely one of the most impressive buildings in town. It's architectural design is simply remarkable. Some parts are currently undergoing some renovations.

Thank TravelReviewer1983
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The building is quite European style. The architecture is magnificent. The tower clock is very catchy and makes you stop for a photo.

Thank Nins_12
Reviewed 7 December 2016

City Hall is a beautiful edifice which has witnessed many historic events. It is well worth visiting and appreciating its place in the importance of both the political and historical arena of the Mother City...

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 22 November 2016

The building is a historic one, so it is to be expected to be somewhat rundown on the inside. The exterior is impressive and beautiful. Watched the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra and it sure is the perfect venue for such an occasion. Was worried about...More

Thank LounaLam
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Once more we visited the Cape Town City Hall for one of its wonderful Concerts. The Gala Concert with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra with its guest conductor and solo pianist Howard Shelley. What an event! Howard Shelley is a world class conductor and pianist....More

Thank Panasonic99
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Walked passed a few times when we were in Cape Town. It's a wonderful brick building and was where Nelson Mandela did is first speech after being released from Prison.

Thank Malc6262
Reviewed 9 October 2016

A bit of former glory feel about it. Over century old graceful and distinctive Edwardian architecture. Its limestone was imported from Bath in England. It is known for its mosaic floors, old stained glass, a classic pipe organ and marble staircase. The City Hall assured...More

Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Walked by the building a few times last week and very much enjoyed the architectural design. The building is very unique in comparison to the other ones surrounding it. Definitely enjoyed walking and looking at it.

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