Church Square

Monument in City Bowl, Foreshore, Bo-Kaap & De Waterkant

Image by Lucy Corne Lonely Planet

One of the city's most attractive public plazas is surrounded by handsome old buildings including the Herbert Baker-designed National Mutual Building, parts of which date to 1905; it now houses the Iziko Social History Centre. A property developer has been restoring commercial spaces in buildings around the square and there are plans to launch a free sound-and-light show here at night as well as provide hi-tech historical information to visitors via an interactive app.