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Greenmarket Square
Greenmarket Square

Greenmarket Square

Burg Street, Cape Town, South Africa, 8000

The Basics

In addition to vendors selling their wares, Greenmarket Square is home to the Old Town House (one of South Africa’s oldest buildings) and the Gothic-revival Central Methodist Mission. You may also want to visit some of the restaurants and cafés that spill out onto the cobblestone streets. If you book a comprehensive sightseeing tour of Cape Town, it will most likely include a visit to the square.

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Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Cape Town Private Tour
Highlights & Hidden Gems With Locals: Best of Cape Town Private Tour
$48.99 per adult
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Very informative. So many places to see. But fix the website to say that this tour is a waking tour. Then it won’t su
No particular part. Subastion was a wonderful guide. He went out of his way to make our experience great despite so many closures from Covid 19. We got in lots of exercise😀. He deserves some pay raise from the company if that is possible!!!
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Greenmarket Square is a must-visit for those with an interest in Cape Town history and architecture.

  • Though friendly, vendors can sometimes seem aggressive when selling their wares. If you're not interested, a polite but firm "No, thank you" should suffice.

  • Bring cash if you think you may want to buy something: It’s a great spot for cheap souvenirs.

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How to Get There

Greenmarket Square is in the heart of the city, within a short walk of many hotels and other attractions, including the District Six Museum and Bo-Kaap Museum. The closest train station is Cape Town Station, a 15-minute walk away.

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When to Get There

The flea market takes place Monday through Saturday, 9am to 4pm. If you are in town on the first Thursday of the month, you’ll also find this is a hub for First Thursday festivities, with live music performances throughout the evening.

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Michaelis Collection

The Old Town House is home to the Michaelis Collection of art, named after the financier Max Michaelis, who donated his collection in 1914. There you can see a selection of 17th-century Netherlandish works by such artists as Frans Hals, Jan Steen, Jacob van Ruisdael, and Anthony van Dyck, as well as temporary exhibitions.

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