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Review of Constitution Hill

Constitution Hill
Ranked #3 of 149 things to do in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Nowhere can the story of South Africa's turbulent past and its extraordinary transition to democracy be told as it is at Constitution Hill. Constitution Hill is a national heritage site situated in the Johannesburg CBD and is home to the Constitutional Court of South Africa- the highest court in the country on constitutional matters. Once a place of injustice and brutality, where South Africa's leading political activists, including Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi, were detained, the site has been transformed into a place of solidarity and democracy, home to the Women's Gaol museum, Number Four Museum, and Old Fort Museum. Apart from its engaging and gripping exhibitions, Constitution Hill is also open to the public for guided tours and has become an important platform for Heritage, Education, and Tourism related programmes. The vast variety of programmes hosted at Constitution Hill enable us to embrace current issues, celebrate days of national significance, address matters of public interest and create a forum for public debate. With its rich history and character Constitution Hill boasts of ideal platforms to educate and learn about South Africa's story. ConHill, as it is famously known, also offers a variety of multi-purpose venues, suitable for conferencing, performances, a large array of events and for public activities and programmes.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We spent most of the day here. If you're interested in the history and want to read everything then allow a day for this

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

It was fun, wouldn't mind going there again but the history is painful and touching. If you're emotional you'd cry

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The heart of human rights is best expressed in the clauses of the South African Constitution. Constitutional Hill, the Old Fort Prison, the Women's Gaol offers insight into the evil of racism at its worst in the way the Apartheid state treated it's prisoners of colour. But it also gives hope as this is where the protection of human rights are entrenched. The Women's Gaol is also a testament to the critical role played by women in fighting for the rights of all people.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Constitution hill is a place where we can learn a lot and see all the absurdities that took place in the past. Of course it is very sad I felt like crying all the time but in South Africa one has to go deep into their history to understand what still goes on in the country. If in Joburg it is a must see venue. If you cam take the guided tour it adds up a lot to what you can get from it. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

memorial with an active court and an open aura woith good transparency, where musuem pieces are used in court or before in the waiting chambers...

Excellent architecture. Congrats - SA.

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