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Pretoria City Hall Elevated

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Pretoria City Hall was erected on a piece of vacant land indicated as 'Drooge Klip Bult' (Dry, rocky outcrop) on Pretoria's first map of 1859. The Pretoria City Hall celebrates the status of 'city' obtained in 1931. The building resulted from an architectural competition, won by FG McIntosh in 1926.

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A: Pretoria City Hall

di John Gore, 10 metri di distanza

The Pretoria City Hall was erected on a piece of vacant land indicated as 'Drooge Klip Bult' (Dry, ro...

Pretoria City Hall

B: Pretoria City Hall outside

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The Pretoria City Hall features a 6,2m bronzed figure of Chief Tshwane, which was unveiled in a low-k...

Pretoria City Hall outside

C: National Cultural History Museum entrance

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Entrance to the National Cultural History Museum in Pretoria, which is home to a large collection of ...

National Cultural History Museum entrance

D: National Cultural History Museum Art Gallery

di John Gore, 200 metri di distanza

The Art Gallery of the National Cultural History Museum spans 2 large halls, and is home to a range o...

National Cultural History Museum Art Gallery

E: Transvaal Museum

di John Gore, 220 metri di distanza

Outside the Transvaal Museum stand this huge skeleton of a Blue Whale, the largest mamal on earth, or...

Transvaal Museum

F: Transvaal Museum front garden

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The front garden of the Transvaal Museum features these reconstructed dinosaur skeletons, along with ...

Transvaal Museum front garden

G: National Cultural History Museum Marabastad display

di John Gore, 240 metri di distanza

This hall of the National Cultural History Museum is a reconstruction of the suburb Marabastad. Marab...

National Cultural History Museum Marabastad display

H: Transvaal Museum Mammal Hall

di John Gore, 260 metri di distanza

Mammal Hall in the Transvaal Museum in Pretoria has possibly the best display of wildlife in South Af...

Transvaal Museum Mammal Hall

I: Burgers Park

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Burgers Park is a large public park near the centre of Pretoria, entrance is free, and there is a sma...

Burgers Park

J: Melrose House Treaty of Vereeniging

di John Gore, 630 metri di distanza

The Treaty of Vereeniging peace treaty, which marked the end of the Boer War, was signed on this very...

Melrose House Treaty of Vereeniging

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Text by Steve Smith.

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