Grand Parade (Cape Town)

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The Grand Parade is located near the centre of Cape Town's CBD, adjacent to the main railway station to the northeast, the Castle of Good Hope to the southeast, City Hall to the southwest, and the General Post Office to the northwest.
The Grand Parade is located near the centre of Cape Town's CBD, adjacent to the main railway station to the northeast, the Castle of Good Hope to the southeast, City Hall to the southwest, and the General Post Office to the northwest.
Grand Parade
Location of the Grand Parade in central Cape Town

The Grand Parade is the main public square in Cape Town, South Africa.

The square is surrounded by the Cape Town City Hall, the Castle of Good Hope, and the Cape Town railway station.

The square is generally used as a market place and parking area but has also been the venue of major political rallies. It was the first place where Nelson Mandela addressed South Africans following his release from prison in 1990 and also following his election as president on 9 May 1994.

The Grand Parade underwent extensive upgrades prior to being the venue for the 2010 World Cup FIFA Fan Fest in Cape Town.

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Coordinates: 33°55′29″S 18°25′29″E / 33.92472°S 18.42472°E / -33.92472; 18.42472