Things to see and do - Aberdeen
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Aberdeen Travel guide
Aberdeen : Michelin's recommendations
Aberdeen is one of those villages whose population was gradually waning until the early 2000s, when it began attracting white Bobos and artists - like Carlos Garcez and his high-quality ostrich-egg paintings - in search of new values and adept at making the most of local products. It is commonly known as dorp culture (i.e. “hammock culture”). The local economy has benefitted from it without losing the natural resources - feathers and wool - that made farmers rich in the 19C. Many of the houses in the village date back to those times.
Tourist attractions Aberdeen : Things to see and do
The inhabitants of Aberdeen wanted their church to be the largest in the country, at least as tall as the one in the neighbouring village of Graaff-Reinet. So in the early 20C they erected this well-proportioned building with its 51m-high steeple. Do..
The Post Office was supposed to be built in Grahamstown, not far from the Indian Ocean Coast. Due to an error, Aberdeen was graced with this building and its neo-Gothic façade.
Local farmers struck it rich in the 19C thanks to the wool and ostrich feather trade. They built magnificent homes, now wonderfully restored, in the primitive Karoo or Victorian style. You can see them on a stroll down Church Street, Cascade Street o..