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City Hall
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City Sightseeing Cardiff Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #42 of 160 things to do in Cardiff
Certificate of Excellence
Hastings, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Try it, it's free.”
Reviewed 20 April 2013

I always make a point of visiting the City Hall or equivalent building in U.K cities. This was one of the better ones.The Reception desk will supply you with a very good booklet which describes the history of the building and all about the paintings and sculptures on display.. You can go into the Council Chamber as well. It really is a well kept and beautiful building and worth 30-40 minutes of your time.It is next door to the National Museum and Gallery.

Visited April 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Visited for the Childrens Literature Festival”
Reviewed 27 March 2013

Amazing building, friendly staff helped us find where we needed to go, I beleive they hold weddings here would make a lovely location

Visited March 2013
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Worth a call if you are combining with other civic buildings”
Reviewed 28 February 2013

Previously I have sat in the grand (marble) hall for a concert, a beer tasting event and a conference. It is an amazing hall and still in excellent condition including the fresco's on the ceiling.
Today I wondered along the corridors and had a good look at the sculptures (busts) and paintings. There is a lovely painting of Sir Winston Churchill receiving the Freedom of the City on 14/07/58 only days before I was born and when the British Empire & Commonwealth games were held in Cardiff. The receptionist was very helpful and worth speaking to upon arrival to establish if there are any areas closed that might disappoint your visit.

Visited February 2013
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Newport
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72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“City Hall Cardiff”
Reviewed 9 February 2013

Cardiff City centre is rated as one of the most beautiful in the world.The City Hall is a beautiful building,and the whole centre was planned as one entity,and it shows.I got married here fairly recently,and it was nice,apart from the solemnity of the occasion,to revisit a truly lovely building.The staff are helpful,and some of the rooms are amazing.
We had a great day there,and many thanks to Owen,the Registrar,who made the whole ceremony very relaxing,and a touch humourous.

Visited October 2012
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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“CIvic Centre”
Reviewed 1 February 2013

This is magnificent building. It has a grand main hall and staircases also lots of Statues of Welsh History..

Visited October 2012
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