A NEW LOOK AT THE CASTLE OF GOOD HOPE, AND ITS SYMBOLIC IMPORTANCE

W.M. Bisset

Abstract


The Castle of Good Hope has been described as unquestionably the 'oldest and historically the most interesting building in the country'.1 Yet it is often forgotten that its development as a showplace reminding countless visitors of South Africa's early architectural achievements and European roots, is a recent phenomenon which received its most significant boost at the Van Riebeeck Festival in 1952.

Keywords


Castle of Good Hope; South Africa's early architectural achievements; Van Riebeeck Festival; European roots; Commanding Royal Artillery; Katzenellenbogen bastion; South Africa's naval history

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5787/9-3-734

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