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. Put Union 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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Union Buildings Reviews
Très beau bâtiment qui permet d'aller aux toilettes et de descendre voir la statue de Mandela . un monument de la guerre 14 18 et une situation dominante . more »Very nice building that allows you to go to the toilet and go down to see the statue of Mandela . a monument of the war 14 18 and a dominant position .
I am a photographer and often my clients want photos at the union buildings. The Union Buildings make wonderful photos (if you can find a spot where there isn't too many people). Other than that the g... more »
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.
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