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Union Buildings, Pretoria

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Visit the modern day acropolis of Union Buildings, the official seat of the South African government that overlooks the city. The neo-classical buildings were built using local sandstonemore than a century ago, and the iconic twin towers are said to represent the Afrikaans and English languages. You won't be able to tour the buildings themselves, but you can stroll through the terraced gardens surrounding them for views of the city below. The gardens feature numerous monuments honoring influential South African figures, including a towering bronze statue of Nelson Mandela. PutUnion Buildings into our Pretoria trip itinerary builder site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The union buildings is surrounded by well kept gardens with the main attractions being the Nelson Mandela statue. It is a great spot for picnics or a nice stroll in nature. 
    The union buildings is surrounded by well kept gardens with the main attractions being the Nelson Mandela statue. It is a great spot for picnics or a nice stroll in nature.  more »
  • Beautiful and peaceful lot of people parking space great safe and beautiful garden good when u have company it's more fun 
    Beautiful and peaceful lot of people parking space great safe and beautiful garden good when u have company it's more fun  more »
  • What I can say? The most popular place in center of Pretoria where mostly people take opportunity to exercise in open air. The must visit for tourist, because basically the only old architecture you.....  more
    What I can say? The most popular place in center of Pretoria where mostly people take opportunity to exercise in open air. The must visit for tourist, because basically the only old architecture you.....  more »
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  • This was something I've wanted to see for a very long time! What beautiful architecture! Highly recommend that anyone go for a walk around these beautiful grounds.
  • The Union Building is the official president's office in the administrative capital of South Africa which is Pretoria. As you would know South Africa has a total of 3 capital cities which are Bloemfontein(Judicial), Cape Town (Legislative) and Pretoria (Administrative). The Union Buildings are a great picnic spot for a few hours. There is a beautiful view of the city. Be wary that there are no public toilets for public use.
  • The Union Building is the official president's office in the administrative capital of South Africa which is Pretoria. As you would know South Africa has a total of 3 capital cities which are Bloemfontein(Judicial), Cape Town (Legislative) and Pretoria (Administrative). The Union Buildings are a great picnic spot for a few hours. There is a beautiful view of the city. Be wary that there are no public toilets for public use.
  • Amazingly kept grounds with a stunning view of the city. The area is safe, calm and offers more than just sightseeing–with the market stalls on the curb and quiet corners where one can get a little reading done. Plus, it's a great place to take smashing photos, especially with the statues and cobblestone background.
  • Went there for the Mandela Remembrance run. Place is nice and I also love the mandela statue. The building is also beautiful. I really enjoyed it there. Its beautiful.

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