Greenmarket Square

Description

Right in the centre of Cape Town is one of the oldest public spaces in the Mother City. Greenmarket Square celebrated its 300th birthday in March 2010 with a substantial facelift.

Refurbished ablutions, a brand new stage, newly laid cobblestones, reconstructed marketplace and more spacious café environment have made this vibrant spot more people-friendly.

The atmospheric market dates back to 1696 when it was built. Later sailors from passing ships would use the area for trading their merchandise and stocking up on produce before they continued their voyage.

In recent years, Greenmarket Square has become an increasingly crowded trading venue offering a wide variety of Pan-African curios, clothing, candles and speciality stalls.

Numerous restaurants and cafes surround the square, providing good people-watching vantage points while you take a caffeine break from shopping.

Remember the Purple Rain Protest? Throughout the apartheid era, Greenmarket Square was frequently the focus of political protests. This was largely due to its proximity to parliament, and also the background of its shoppers and merchants. Today the market is still buzzing with interesting characters and has a great atmosphere.

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday 09:00 – 16:00
Saturday 09:00 – 15:00

Greenmarket Square Map

In and Around

Accommodation near Greenmarket Square

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R1,059
1 night, 2 adults

In the City - Oscar Apartment

Sleeps 2 City Centre Self-catering in City Centre
0.05km from Greenmarket Square

Located in Market House in South Africa's second oldest public square, this lavishly furnished on-be...

from R1,059
1 night, 2 adults

In the City - Phoebe Apartment

Sleeps 2 City Centre Self-catering in City Centre
0.05km from Greenmarket Square

Apartment Phoebe is the ultimate hotel suite, located in Market House, considered to be the second m...

from R1,640
1 night, 2 adults

Three Cities Inn on the Square

Sleeps 360 City Centre Hotel in City Centre
0.05km from Greenmarket Square

The Inn on the Square Hotel is a contemporary business and leisure hotel located in one of Cape Town...

from R820
1 night, 2 adults

Greenmarket Place

Sleeps 2 City Centre Self-catering in City Centre
0.05km from Greenmarket Square

This modern one-bedroom flat is located in Green Market Place and is an ideal option for those wanti...

from R650
1 night, 2 adults

Tudor Hotel

Sleeps 58 City Centre Hotel in City Centre
0.07km from Greenmarket Square

The Tudor Hotel is much more than just a place to stay - it's an experience. Situated right in the ...

from R800
1 night, 2 adults

The Glam

Sleeps 22 City Centre Guest House, City Centre Backpacker, City Centre Boutique Hotel in City Centre
0.08km from Greenmarket Square

The Glam boutique accommodation is nestled in the heart of the Central Business District of Cape Tow...

from R1,493
1 night, 2 adults

In the City - Marian Apartment

Sleeps 4 City Centre Self-catering in City Centre
0.10km from Greenmarket Square

Reminiscent of Paris, France, this rooftop unit combines luxury and comfort with style high above Ca...

from R1,250
1 night, 2 adults

The Decks

Sleeps 4 City Centre Self-catering in City Centre
0.10km from Greenmarket Square

The Decks is a stunning apartment complex, situated in the middle of Cape Town’s busy CBD; and is th...

from R1,493
1 night, 2 adults

In the City - Andre Apartment

Sleeps 18 City Centre Self-catering in City Centre
0.10km from Greenmarket Square

With its wrap-around balcony, this exquisite unit makes the ultimate statement in style, class and l...

from R1,493
1 night, 2 adults

In the City - Leigh Apartment

Sleeps 4 City Centre Self-catering in City Centre
0.10km from Greenmarket Square

With direct access to Greenmarket Square, St. George's Mall and Long Street, this contemporary two-b...

 
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