Cape Town’s Green Market Square

Cape Town’s Green Market Square

Cape Town’s Green Market Square

greenmarket1The heart of the city of Cape town is one of its oldest landmarks, ‘Green Market Square’. Here you can experience walking on one of South Africa’s rare examples of cobblestone. The square’s uses have evolved from its regrettable days as a slave –trading location, to a vegetable market, a parking lot and now, an African cultural craft market!

International visitors to Cape Town usually say they are lured to Africa’s most southern city by images of blue skies and vast deep blue oceans. As you land in Cape Town, you will experience the incredibly warm welcome of Cape Town’s people and from then it doesn’t take long for you to feel like you’ve always been here.

Cape Town is rated one of the best cities to visit in the world and every day here is a perfect day to experience the quaint and the chic of this astounding city. Cape Town’s present is more vibrant and colourful than it’s ever been so now’s the time to visit.

The heart of the city is one of its oldest landmarks, ‘Green Market Square’. Here you can experience walking on one of South Africa’s rare examples of cobblestone. The square’s uses have evolved from its regrettable days as a slave –trading location, to a vegetable market, a parking lot and now, an African cultural craft market!

The African cultural craft market of Green Market Square has examples of items such as djembe drums from Ghana, intricately designed, beautifully beaded jewellery , fragile soap stone animal statuettes from Zimbabwe as well as crocodile skin and ostrich eggs from South Africa itself. You will also experience the inimitable and intimate chance to bargain for what you want!

Around the market there are many cafes and restaurants which often remain al fresco for many days and weeks during winter! Italian coffee, Kurdish delicacies, Fresh Cape Calamari, Cheese cake, is available year round.

There’s always something exciting happening here: while enjoying the patio culture you can watch a local drummer or a dance group. You can weave back through the market and make your way to the Michaelis Art Museum which houses a permanent collection of Dutch and Flemish art as well as a number of pieces by local artists from the 20th century. The actual building is a marvelous example of a well-appointed home from Cape Town’s past.

Green Market Square is a good place to start your walking tour of the inner city and you’ll find the Gold of Africa Museum, the Islamic Malay Quarter, the ‘ Castle’ – Cape Town’s oldest edifice, the Iziko Slave Lodge, the Company Gardens with the National Art Museum, Planetarium and National Museum as well as the V&A Waterfront close, inviting and all of compelling significance and value to your Cape Town experience.

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