The Taalmonument is situated on Paarl Mountain
Did you know that the roots of Afrikaans can be traced back to three continents, namely Asia, Europe and Africa? The architect Jan van Wijk designed the Taal monument (language monument) in such a way that it would give recognition to these widespread origins of Afrikaans. Visit us if you are curious to find out more!
The Afrikaanse Taal museum and Taal monument in Paarl celebrate the birth and continuing existence of Afrikaans. Everyone who can or wants to speak Afrikaans, or who is interested in the language, should visit this unique museum and monument to learn more about Afrikaans, the third most spoken language in South Africa. Afrikaans is the mother tongue of more than six million speakers and is spoken by just as many people as a second or third language.