Pretoria was named after andreas Pretorius a boor strategist who beat the zulu the first war between english, and bore to get independence ended with the defeat of the english but eighteen years later they had a decisive victory, and they ruled all over the south african republic, it’s interesting that the later prime minister the young Churchill took part as a correspondent in the second Boer War the sights of Pretoria remind us of the two wars even today Paul Kruger was the respected president of the country between the two wars in Church Street we can find the simple house where he lived for seven years the entrance is guarded by two marble lions the furniture looks as if the President had just stood up from his desk in one of the rooms the copy of the room in which he died during his exile in Switzerland has been furnished behind the house the locomotive has been displayed that he travelled around the country, and during his seven active years in the street named after Kruger we can find the red brick church.
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The Town Hall with the two Pretorius statues in his yard the bronze statue of President Kruger has been placed in the main square called church square statue made in Italy stood in a storehouse, and secret for a long time it was stood up only after the second Boer War the square has always been the heart of the town in the middle of the square there’s a small church around which markets, and options were held for a long time in the square we can find the Palace of Justice, and the building of the old Parliament at the clock tower the peace agreement closing the English Boer War was signed in the Victorian building of Melrose house in May Voortrekker.
Monument is six kilometres from the town centre the imposing work was made in memory the Battle of Blood River where the boar beat the Zulu at last farther away about kilometers from Pretoria you can see premier diamond mine which is famous. Because the biggest diamond of the world was found here it took cutters from Amsterdam two years to make the diamonds called the star of Africa, and the smaller star of Africa from the carat precious stone which belongs to the British royal crown the crown can be admired in the treasury of the Tower of London in the main square full of life hawkers offer fast food for example boiled or roasted corn you.