Another of the art deco buildings on Greenmarket Sq, this building once housed the South African headquarters of petrochemicals company...
Protea Insurance Building
This dazzling-white art deco building fronting onto Greenmarket Sq was built in 1928 and renovated in 1990.
Michaelis Collection at the Old Town House
On the south side of Greenmarket Sq is the beautifully restored Old Town House, a Cape rococo building dating from 1755 that was once...
The old Purple Turtle dive bar has morphed into this stripped back, on-trend coffee roasters and cafe. It's connected to the Imperial...
Offers freshly squeezed juices, smoothies and tasty wraps that prove healthy eating need not be boring.
Greenmarket Sq · interesting places nearby
Greenmarket Square information
This cobbled square is Cape Town’s second-oldest public space after the Grand Parade. It hosts a lively and colourful crafts and souvenir market daily. Apart from the Old Town House, the square is also surrounded by some choice examples of art deco architecture, including Market House , an elaborately decorated building with balconies and stone-carved eagles and flowers on its facade.
Next to Market House, the dazzling-white Protea Insurance Building was built in 1928 and renovated in 1990. Opposite is Shell House , once the South African headquarters of Shell, now a hotel and restaurant.
On the corner of Shortmarket St is Namaqua House ; Baran’s cafe here has a wrap-around balcony providing a great view over the square. Kimberley House is built of sandstone and decorated with an attractive diamond-theme design.