Houses of Parliament

 Houses of Parliament - Cape Town

The Houses Of Parliament are an architectural wonder. Gallery tickets are available from Room 12. Overseas visitors must present their passports. The parliament building, which also houses the Library of Parliament, is beautiful, with its central dome and Corinthian porticos and pavilions. You can also sit in the public gallery during a parliamentary session.

The original designer, Charles Freeman, miscalculated the foundations and was replaced by Henry Greaves, who oversaw the building until completion in 1885. The new House of Assembly was designed by Sir Herbert Baker.

A pedestrian walkway, Government Avenue, runs through the Company Gardens and provides easy access to Parliament and other nearby attractions are Greenmarket Square, the Castle of Good Hope and the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

Between July and January, guided tours take place from Monday to Friday: 11:00 and 14:00

Contact Houses of Parliament

Visiting Address:
90 Plein Street Cape Town 8001, South Africa
Tel: 021 403 2266
Houses of Parliament - Cape Town on the web:
Statue of Queen Victoria in front of the Parliament Buildings