Church Square

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Church Street, Pretoria, South Africa
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Church Square Pretoria May 02, 2011
Several historically and architecturally significant buildings surround the square: the Palace of Justice, the Old Capitol Theatre, the Tudor Chambers, the Ou Raadsaal (Old Council Chamber) and the General Post Office. Paul Kruger Street in Pretoria forms an axis between the Pretoria Station and Church Square.

The turreted Palace of Justice forms part of the northern fa├žade of Church Square. Dating from the end of the 19th century, it was designed in the typical Italian Renaissance style by Dutch architect Sytze Wierda.

Headquarters of the Gauteng Supreme Court, it was the scene of arguably the most famous political trial in South Africa's history, the Rivonia Trial. During this trial leading members of the African National Congress (ANC), including Nelson Mandela, were charged with treason and subsequently incarcerated.

Today the bronze statue of Paul Kruger occupies the centre stage in Church Square.
Tudor Chambers
Palace of Justice
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