Church Street, Pretoria, South Africa
012 358 1430
Church Square Pretoria Reviews
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 façade 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.
4 / 4 TravBuddies found this review helpful/trustworthy
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
Related Travel Blogs About Church Square
Things to see in Pretoria|
The next morning we had some breakfast and hit the road. Our first stop was at the Union Buildings. The Union Buildings was Completed in 1913, Pretoria's Union Building are one of the most reco…Pretoria Station and Church Square. The turreted Palace of Justice forms part of the northern façade of Church…