Cape Town
Close to the ground.

Old City Hall

cnr Darling St & Corporation St

S 33 55.515 E 018 25.431

The square is flanked to the east by the Castle of Good Hope and to the south by Old City Hall. It was here in February 1990 that thousands of people gathered to hear Nelson Mandela speak publicly for the first time after his 27 years of imprisonment from the balcony of Old City Hall. The large Edwardian structure was built in 1905 and served as the seat of Cape Town local government for the majority of the 20th century, but local government has since relocated to the Cape Town Civic Center and no longer does business here. The old halls are gathering dust, but the auditorium is still used regularly for concerts.

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