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

Pretoria Historical monuments of different epochs are kept in Pretoria. Lovers of trips will be interested in The Union Buildings – it is beautiful dimensioned palace, surrounded by picturesque park ground. The Union Buildings are the center of the country’s politician life, the most important meetings and events are realized there. The building’s length is 280 meters, its width is 100 meters, the height is 60 meters. Construction of this incredibly beautiful and dimensioned architectural complex was finished in 1913 after 4 years of building. At that time it was the most dimensioned building of the South hemisphere.
Magnificent architecture and splendor of natural colors, warm sun and wide range of entertainments - Pretoria has become a favorite place of rest for thousands of travelers. The city is … Open
Several age-old ports are kept in the country too, the most beautiful of them is Schanskop. It had been built at the end of 19 century and had serious damages during The Great Boer War. The modern architects have managed to restore the original form of building, recently there was unveiling of monument to Daniel Teron. This ordinary school teacher became famous as the great commander.
Klapperkop fort’s history is interesting too, its territory involves a lot of symbolic monuments and memorials. Among examples of Military architecture it is important to note the fort Wonderboompoort. It took part in less military operations, so it was kept to the present time almost in primeval form. One of the most interesting cultural establishments of Pretoria is Kruger House. Copyright
Inasmuch as the primary part of Pretoria’s habitants is European, the European cookery is the most widespread. Here are national gastronomical establishments, which can be appreciated … Open
Built in 1844 it keeps the priceless collection of SAR president’s personal things, the age-old residence is decorated in compliance with all the traditions of 19 century. The brightest monument of Victorian style is Melrose residence, it received its name after Scotland abbey Melrose. The residence was built in 1886, and it was serving as the headquarters of English army for a lot of years. At the present time this residence is reequipped to the museum; it introduces visitors with the cultural traditions of Victorian epoch.
Pretoria University, UNISA Pretoria’s guests need to visit the oldest museum in the country- it is Transvaal Museum. Its unveiling was in 1892, the museum’s exposition involves the priceless archeologists’ windfalls, and the collections of animals and birds which live on the country’s territory. African Window museum can represent interesting collection too. Various cultural and historical artifacts and archeological windfalls are kept in it.
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Public palaces near Pretoria
♥   Palace 'Palace of Justice' , 6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Art galleries in Pretoria and around
♥   Art museum 'Pretoria Art Museum' Pretoria, 4.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Van Wouw Museum' Pretoria, 5.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Edoardo Villa Museum' Pretoria, 5.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Pretoria and near

Vredefort Crater

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The largest impact crater of the planet is in South Africa. Vredefort is a landmark of world importance; in 2005 it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. The diameter of the crater is 380 km. Currently, there is the city of the same name here. The crater has formed after a collision of Earth and the asteroid that was more than 10 km in diameter as scientists assume. … Read further

Iconic cultural sights of South Africa

Multicultural and diverse South Africa is a country with a rich history, about which many of its museums and historical monuments tell. District Six Museum in Cape Town is one of the most important museums in the republic. Photos, videos, household items presented here reflect the tragic history of the apartheid. In the 60s-70s, inhabitants of District Six - liberated slaves, workers, and immigrants living on the outskirts of Cape Town - were forcibly evicted. About 60 thousand people were expelled from their homes, which later were demolished. Here there is a large map of the district and interiors reconstructions. Many of the museum employees were victims of the apartheid themselves. … Open
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New Year events in Thailand are likely to bring more people this year because everyone is tired of lockdowns and craving normal life. Many tourists, who book hotels in Pattaya, Krabi, or Phuket for the holiday season, also want to participate. As champagne has become an essential drink for New Year celebrations, the question regarding alcohol consumption comes to mind. The government allowed serving alcoholic drinks during the New Year countdown but only open-air cafes and restaurants with good ventilation will be permitted to do this until 1 am on 1 January 2022. This rule is nationwide. Read this


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Culture guide to Pretoria. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Pretoria: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Pretoria. 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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