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Durban and KwaZulu-Natal Sights

City Hall

  • Dr. Pixley Kaseme (West) and Church Sts.
  • City Centre
  • Building/Architectural Site

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Built in 1910 in Edwardian neo-baroque style, the hall looks as if it has been shipped straight from the United Kingdom column by column—hardly surprising, since it's an exact copy of Belfast City Hall. The main pediment carries sculptures representing Britannia, Unity, and Patriotism, and allegorical sculptures of the arts, music, and literature adorn the exterior. City Hall still houses the mayor's parlor and other government offices, the Durban Art Gallery and Natural

Science Museum, and the City Library. Ask the guard to let you in to see the huge theater's ornate molding and grand parterre boxes, or join an official tour run by Durban Africa.

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Sight Information


Dr. Pixley Kaseme (West) and Church Sts., Durban, 4001, South Africa



Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 8:30–3:30


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