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Church Square, Cape Town

Church Square - Cape Town, South Africa
Church Square
45 Adderly Street, Cape Town, South Africa 8000Map
Neighborhood: City Centre
Overview

Walking through Church Square, one can find some points of historical interest. Overlooking the square is the statue of Onze Jan, the retired Honorable Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr, an influential statesman of the 19th century whose work ensured official recognition of the Afrikaans language. The statue was made by Anton van Wouw. You will also find a circular plaque, which marks the spot where slaves were sold until their emancipation on December 1st 1834. The double-storeyed, green-shuttered building opposite the Groote Kerk was once the slave lodge, and is today the Cultural Museum.

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Church Square General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
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