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City Hall

  • Darling St. Map It
  • Cape Town Central
  • Government Building

Published 03/07/2016

Fodor's Review

From a balcony in this building overlooking Darling Street, Nelson Mandela gave the historic speech upon his release from prison in 1990. This attractive Edwardian building constructed in 1905 is gradually being spruced up and is still a commanding presence overlooking the Grand Parade. What was the seat of local administration is now home to the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra (the acoustics in the main hall are phenomenal) and a traffic department. Some of the building's stone was imported from Bath, England, and the clock is a scaled-down replica of Big Ben. From a balcony overlooking Darling Street, Nelson Mandela gave his historic speech upon his release from prison in 1990.

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Darling St., Cape Town, Western Cape, 8000, South Africa

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Published 03/07/2016

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