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Newtown Arts and Culture Half Day

Newtown, Johannesburg, 2001, South Africa (0)
from/per person 585.00
  • Tours in Johannesburg


Description

Newtown Arts and Culture Half Day

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The tour explores Public Art, Urban Renewal and Heritage in the historic Newtown Precinct established at the turn of the 20th century. The Newtown Precinct is situated in downtown Johannesburg, has a distinctly cosmopolitan vibe. The tour starts at the Nelson Mandela Bridge and ends at Zurich Insurance Building on the south-western edge of the inner city. The focus of this tour is history, urban renewal and arts and culture.

First of all, it is important to notice that the Newtown Cultural Precinct has become the new trend area to visit. It is very entertaining thanks to  three theaters, two art galleries and a flea market on Saturday mornings. It is actually the heart and soul of Johannesburg’s cultural landscape. A place where the creative arts are nurtured and celebrated.

It is also a very diverse neighborhood in its population. Since the mid 1900s, musicians, artists, poets and dancers, irrespective of race, gathered here, seeking relief from life under apartheid through creative expression. As a result, this past still leaves room for overflowing creativity and a very artistic atmosphere. When you want to go out at night in Johannesburg, look no further. Newtown Precinct is the ideal place. Creative Newtown will keep you endlessly entertained.

In this tour you will discover the place as ever. By visits of museums, parks, main bars, and therefore a discovery of an artistic district and very branch and incredible. Newtown Park – an unexpected splash of green – is perfect for more laid-back arts activities, and it’s a great place to have a picnic and soak up the vibrant atmosphere.

You will also visit the Nelson Mandela Bridge located at the heart of downtown Johannesburg. The area throbs with history, so keep your eyes peeled for the plaques, museums, and heritage tours.  

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Schedule

Daily Tours

Depart: 08:00 – 09:00
Return: 12:30

Departure from your hotel or guesthouse in the Johannesburg area.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Turbine Square
    Turbine Hall, Considered One Of The Finest Examples Of Industrial Architecture In Johannesburg, Occupies A Land Mark Site In Newtown, Situated At The "Gateway To Newtown". Newtown Is The Creative Capital Of Johannesburg And Africa: Dynamic, Vibrant, Sophisticated, And Cosmopolitan, Boasting The Best Cultural Offerings In Africa.
  • African Museum
    Museum Africa Is Johannesburg’s Social And Cultural History Museum. It Is Located In What Was Once The City’s Fruit And Vegetable Market, With A Block-Long Facade, Towering Pillars And Huge Interior Space.
  • Mary Fitzgerald Square
    The Mary Fitzgerald Square Is A City Plaza Surrounded With Bars, Coffee Shops And Restaurants. It Is The Heart Of Johannesburg's Cultural Precinct. Mary "Pickhandle" Fitzgerald Is Considered To Have Been The First Female Trade Unionist In The Country.
  • The Workers Museum (Closed Mondays)
    The Workers Museum, Opened As A Museum In 2010, Is A Building That Gives Such A Graphic Insight Into The Hardship That Black, Male Migrant Labourers Had To Endure. The Museum Shows The Slave-Like Conditions The Workers Had To Endure, Depicted In The Museum's Permanent Exhibition, Which Includes The Original Dormitories, Concrete Bunks And Punishment Room.
  • SAB World Of Beer
    This Fun And Interactive Journey Explores The Rich History Of Africa’s Beer Culture, Transporting You From The Beginnings Of Castle Lager And The Story Of Charles Glass, Into The Tombs Of Egypt And Mining Townships Of Johannesburg’s Early Days.
  • Nelson Mandela Bridge
    The Nelson Mandela Bridge Is Located At The Heart Of Downtown Johannesburg, A Gleaming Apex In The City Sky. This Johannesburg Landmark Symbolically Links The Old And New As It Ushers Traffic Into The Heart Of Rejuvenated Downtown Johannesburg.

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