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Long Street, Cape Town, South Africa ...
Long Street is a major street located in the City Bowl section of Cape Town.
It is famous as a bohemian hang out and the street is lined with many book stores, various ethnic restaurants and bars. Restaurants include African restaurants such as Zula and Indian restaurants such as Masala Dosa.
Long Street exhibits a diversified culture and attracts tourists from all over the world. It also has a number of youth hostels which provide accommodation to an international roster of guests.
Several theatres which showed anti-apartheid plays were located on the street during the 1970s and 1980s, although most have now closed and been replaced by restaurants or stores.
Architecturally it is noted for its Victorian buildings with wrought iron balconies.
I suggest u to take a walk daytime and/or at evening, meet some locals and tourists, very crowded and popular spot of Cape Town ... :)
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One of the oldest and longest streets in the city, Long Street is definitely worth getting acquainted with. You will find there quite a lot of Victorian and Cape Dutch buildings with wrought-iron balcony railings. It's a lively street with a few backpackers hotels, shops and restaurants, including the famous Mama Africa restaurant (178 Long Street) which offers traditional African dishes.
Pan African Market (76 Long Street) attracts foreign tourists, as it is the biggest market for African curios in Cape Town.
I think Long Street is a great place for a daylight stroll. As for the nightlife, I'm under the impression that it is attractive for young people, especially backpackers. It's definitely more laid-back than Waterfront.
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A walk down Long Street
This is the heart of Cape Town’s urban culture, with anything and everything available along its long path up to the suburbs. Form antiques, art, books, porn, sex, drinks, meals, snacks, household goods, food – it’s all here in good quantities. Do take care in this area, as you can go from safe, busy streets to silent, deserted stretches in the space of just a few metres. Also, the street is almost deserted on Sundays, and not a lot busier on Saturdays, especially after about 2pm.
Cape Town's most famous street offers beautiful architecture, pubs, cafés, restaurants and guesthouses, even Turkish baths, basically everything you need for a fun time! You might end up spending a lot of time here!
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