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About Greenmarket Square

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

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Greenmarket Square is 0.2km from the centre of Cape Town City Centre , the nearest airport 20.4km (Cape Town International Airport).
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