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Culture of Johannesburg. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Montecasino, Johannesburg A beautiful modern city with rich historical heritage, every year Johannesburg attracts numerous travelers from around the world. The center of the city is the most attractive area for walking. This is also the location of a significant part of excursion sites. Johannesburg is often called “the city of gold” because it was founded around a famous mine, in which gold mining was carried out during several decades.
In Johannesburg, there are many nature reserves, entertainment centers and attractions that children will surely like. One of the most interesting and visited is the Monte casino bird park. … Open
Today the gold mine has been converted into an open air museum. This historical part of the city is called Gold Reef City. During an excursion here guests will be offered to go down into a deep pit and watch the how gold is mined and processed. There is an interesting shop in the territory of the museum. Here anyone can buy ancient and modern gold coins.
The city is home to a huge number of various museums and theaters. For example, Market Theatre Cultural Center is known far beyond the borders of the country. Here are located three theaters, art galleries, as well as several restaurants, nightclubs and bars. This is a unique entertainment complex that is perfect for relaxing and having fun every day. Copyright
Every restaurant in Johannesburg is able to surprise visitors by plenty of signature treats. Meat and game prepared according to national recipes are especially popular with holidaymakers. … Open
Guests of the city should definitely not forget to visit Museum of Africa, which will help visitors to get acquainted with history and culture of the local people. The museum often hosts interesting workshops and lectures. In addition to the permanent exhibition of historical artifacts, visitors of the museum are welcome to see the works of contemporary artists. Art Gallery is a truly outstanding cultural institution. Here visitors can see a rich collection of paintings by African and European artists. Many works of art were created more than one hundred years ago. In the gallery you will find famous works by Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, and other legendary artists.
Jump for joy There is also Sculpture Park not far away from the gallery. This place is also worth visiting as it features a unique collection of works of art. Any holiday program should include a visit to National Museum of Military History. The biggest part of its exposition is dedicated to military equipment, which was seized by the South Africans during the war in Angola. During your walk through the central area of the city you can see a lot of beautiful historic buildings that border with modern skyscrapers and elegant business centers. This contrast makes Johannesburg even more charming and attractive to foreign tourists.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Johannesburg and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Johannesburg and surroundings

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What to visit during two-day excursion in Johannesburg

Old Fort And Constitution Hill
Where: 1 Kotze Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg; Telephone: +27 (0)11 381 3100;
Where: 121 Bree Street, Johannesburg; Telephone: +27 (0)11 833 5624.;
Apartheid Museum
Where: Gold Reef Road, Ormonde, Johannesburg; Telephone: +27 (0)11 309 4700;
Telephone: +27 (0)11 639 1600 (Tourist Office);
Market Theatre Complex
Where: 56 Margaret Mcingana Street (previously Wolhuter), Johannesburg; Telephone: +27 (0)11 832 1641;
Gold Reef City
Where: Gold Reef Road, Ormonde, Johannesburg; Telephone: +27 (0)11 248 6800;
Goodman Gallery
Where: 163 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Johannesburg; Telephone: +27 (0)11 788 1113;
Reference information
Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Johannesburg
♥   Palace 'Palace of Justice' , 53.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Art galleries in Johannesburg and around
♥   Art museum 'Johannesburg Art Gallery' Johannesburg, 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'No Show Museum' Johannesburg, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Johannesburg and near

Tau Tona Mine

From the series “The Most Inaccessible Spots of the Planet”
Some difficult-to-reach places, whose formation was influenced by humans, can be found deep under the earth. Recently, the Tau Tona Mine, located in the Johannesburg area, became the world-famous landmark. This is the largest mine on earth. The ability to reach the mine is not only due to its great depth. One of the distinctive peculiarities of deep mines is very high temperature. … Read further

Iconic cultural sights of South Africa

In Pretoria, you will find the African Window Cultural History Museum containing historical documents, ancient and modern works of art, audio and video materials, rock engraving, national clothes of different cultures, archaeological finds of the Stone and Iron Ages. Here you can learn a lot about the history and modern culture of South Africa. The museum specializes in historical and contemporary art & culture exhibitions. The museum shop sells objects of African art. The South African Air Force Museum in Pretoria would be of great interest to those interested in military history and all aircraft enthusiasts. The museum presents a collection of aircraft from the 1930s to our days. Besides that, the collection includes documents and video recordings. The museum has branches in Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. … Open
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Johannesburg

Culture guide to Johannesburg. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Johannesburg: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Johannesburg. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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