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Zanzibar Landmarks and Historic sites

Zanzibar attractions: monuments and popular sights

Landmarks and Historic sites

1 Arab Fort
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The old Arabic Fort of Zanzibar, called by the inhabitants Ngome Kongwe, was built around 1698 by the Busaidi, Omani dynasty of the Arabs, to defend the city by the Portuguese and by rivals Mazrui, also belonging to the same dynasty. The fort was...

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Address: Mizingani Road, Zanzibar Town, Tanzania

Palace of Wonders
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The Palace of Wonders in Zanzibar, or Beit El-Ajaib, is located in the old part of the city, the area of Stone Town. This is the most impressive building of all Zanzibar, consisting of three floors enriched by metal colonnades, Italian marble...

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2 Christ Church
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The Church of Christ is an Anglican cathedral that is located in the eastern part of the area of Stone Town. It's the most imposing religious building across Zanzibar, as well as the most important along with the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St....

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Address: P.O Box 5, Kiungani, Zanzibar

3 Palace Museum
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Located on Mizingani Road, the waterfront area of Stone Town, the Palace Museum from the outside looks like an imposing three-floors building, with merlon-decorated white walls Built in 1890, the name has changed several times over the years...

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Address: Nyumba Ya Moto Street, Zanzibar Town

4 Livingstone House
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Of all the people who have linked their names to Zanzibar, without a doubt the British explorer David Livingstone is one of the most important. The building is still identified as Livingstone's House, an elegant mansion near Stone Town,...

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Address: Stone Town, Zanzibar

5 Old Dispensary
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The Old Dispensary is the old dispensary of Zanzibar, which was in use until the first half of the twentieth century. The old Dispensary, as well as most of the other historic buildings is located in the district of Stone Town. Its palace is one of...

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Address: Malindi Road, Zanzibar Town, Tanzania


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