Cape Town Sights

Greenmarket Square

  • Burg St. between Longmarket St. and Hout St. Map It
  • Cape Town Central
  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Published 03/07/2016

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For more than a century this cobbled square served as a forum for public announcements, including the 1834 declaration abolishing slavery, which was read from the balcony of the Old Town House, overlooking the square. In the 19th century the square became a vegetable market as well as a popular watering hole, and you can still enjoy a drink at an open-air restaurant or hotel veranda while watching the crowds go by. Today the square has been re-cobbled, and the outdoor market sells predominantly African crafts from around the continent. It is also flanked by some of the best examples of art-deco architecture in South Africa.

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Greenmarket Square, Burg St. between Longmarket St. and Hout St., Cape Town, Western Cape, 8000, South Africa

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Published 03/07/2016


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