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Voortrekker Monument Hall of Heroes
Pretoria

The Hall of Heroes is the main central hall of the Voortrekker Monument. It is a high domed hall, 25x25x41 metres, with marble floors and an impressive marble frieze (92 metres long and 2,3 metres high), depicting historical scenes from the Great Trek.

Four huge arched windows made from yellow Belgian glass flank the hall and give the impression that the area is a revered place, like a temple.

Below the Hall of Heroes is the Cenotaph Hall, and museum.

Full Virtual Tour of the Voortrekker Monument.

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Uploaded: 29/12/2008
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