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Union Buildings

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Address: Government Ave, Pretoria, South Africa
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Union Buildings

If you are in to architecture like me & my husband - it is truly fantastic. Sir Herbert Baker really did a great job with this design - totally awesome - Not really for little... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

_ architecture is beautiful. _ the building is regal and the walls tell tales of a By Gone Era. _ dissapointing that nobody is allowed into the buildingfor a tour. _ garden grounds are beautiful and serene.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Its the place to be when one its in the city great view of the whole of Pretoria especially at night. Beautiful place for those whole like to work out (Road Running) with lot of challenging uphills and down's very secured parking with the police and private security available 24hours in the vasinity of the Union building

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are in to architecture like me & my husband - it is truly fantastic. Sir Herbert Baker really did a great job with this design - totally awesome - Not really for little children. It is safe. A bit of a tourist trap now with all the vendors selling their products - rather pricey. It is really worth... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The view from the top is amazing (panoramic from the west to the east). The gardens are well maintained. The giant Mandela statue is impressive. Watch out for locals, trying to take pictures and don't know their boundaries. Lots of sandstone steps to access.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

very well looked after buildings , a must see while in Pretoria, easy to walk to and safe. The gardens are nice and so is the view

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The architecture is really awesome. Such a national symbol. Just hope the people in there can get this country back on track.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

These buildings are created on a prominent place , you can feel the spirit of those eminent people who have walked those grounds before . The park is huge enough to picnic , wide enough to take photos . Unfortunately my pictures were erased to support my statement , if you go to Pretoria it is a must to visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The dawn of democracy in South Africa was confirmed at this place when the first black president was inaugurated here. Years later, many people gathered at this place, to bid farewell to the Hero and legendary Nelson Mandela. Visit the place to know the history of the rainbow nation.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have visited SA House in Trafalgar Square in London, then your next building you should not miss is the Union Builings and this is because they were both designed by the same man. Brightened by beautiful gardens, this place is an ideal one for a visit on any day of the week. The new arrival at the bottom... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

These buildings have huge presence. The architecture and positioning of the buildings have an imposing presence across the city. The buildings can be seen from many parts of the city such as the Voortrekker monument. As you can't go into the buildings, there's not much to actually do there except for taking in the sites. There a huge statue of... More 

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