Church Square

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Pretoria , South Africa
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At the heart of Pretoria, Church Square is surrounded by imposing public buildings. 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 (Old Government) building 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.

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