Church Square

sights / Squares & plazas

Church Square information

Lonely Planet review

At the heart of Pretoria, imposing public buildings surround Church Square . These include the Palace of Justice , where the Rivonia Trial that sentenced Nelson Mandela to life imprisonment was held, on the northern side; the OuRaadsaal building(Old Government) on the southern side; the Old Capitol Theatre in the northwestern corner; First National Bank in the northeast; the Old Nederlandsche Bank building , which adjoins Café Riche and houses the tourist information centre; and the main post office on the western side. Look for the clock , surrounded by nude figures by Anton van Wouw, above the Church Sq entrance to the post office.

Old Lion (Paul Kruger) takes pride of place in the centre, surveying his miniature kingdom.