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This grand example of art deco architecture was designed by WH Grant in a style known as Cape Mediterranean.

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1. Namaqua House

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On the corner of Shortmarket St, Namaqua House is of the City Bowl's many art deco gems. Baran’s cafe here has a wraparound balcony providing a great view…

2. Kimberley House

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This art deco building facing Greenmarket Sq is constructed from sandstone and decorated with an attractive diamond-theme design.

3. Market House

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The most elaborate example of art deco architecture on Greenmarket Sq, this building has majestic stone-carved eagles and flowers on its facade as well as…

4. SA Mission Museum

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The South African Missionary Society was founded by Reverend Vos in 1799 with the aim of converting slaves to Christianity. This church, dating from 1804,…

5. Greenmarket Square

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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…

6. Krotoa Place

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In the City Bowl along St George's Mall there's a plaque at Krotoa Place commemorating the 17th century Khoe-San woman Krotoa van Meerhof, who acted as an…

7. Shell House

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Another of the art deco buildings on Greenmarket Sq, this building once housed the South African headquarters of petrochemicals company Shell. It's now a…

8. Protea Assurance Building

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This dazzling white art deco building fronting onto Greenmarket Sq was built in 1928 and renovated in 1990.