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Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, Stonetown

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Address: Mkunazini Road, Tanzania

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Sombre and sobering

We did a brief visit here, I think that one really must, it is a very sobering thought that do many human beings suffered here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Unless you have a super guide who makes this place interesting, don't waste your time! There is so little to see, i even come back to reception & asked if i missed somth?! Not to mentioned that we got tear away/used ticket which means someone in ticket office is making money under table.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We did a brief visit here, I think that one really must, it is a very sobering thought that do many human beings suffered here.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The original slave market was burnt down and the Anglican Cathedral was built over the old site. The replicas of the holding cells were so small and it can be emotionally overwhelming to think of all the awful things that happen to all those people. Really informative but emoting ly draining.

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Lisbon District, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

As portuguese it was a mix of sad and strange experience, but it worth the visit, because tou can try to imagine how it was to be in that small cells with about 50/70 slaves.

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Not a lot to see, cheap price, but you can really feel the emotions that were behind everything. I hate slavery!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We were in Zanzibar as one of the stops on a 30 day cruise. The Anglican Church was built in 1874 by Bishop Steer on the site of the Great Slave Market, once the hub of slave trade for all of East Africa. Beneath the church are the underground chambers where slaves were once held before being sold. You will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Slavery does still exist in the world - but not in this open way as this market that was running as late as 120 years ago. It cost you 5 USD in entrance - you can see the old chambers in the basement of the building at the entrance. Then walk some 50 meters - to the right to see... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We visited this area in the company of a guide whom our tour operator had hired to take us on a 3 hour tour of Stone Town. The church is not architecturally distinguishable from many others. There are some interesting stories associated with it, however. The slave quarters do make an impression, particularly on a day when the temperature is... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My friend and I visited Zanzibar in March of 2015. We did a half day tour of Stonetown, taking in the old slave market, the cathedral, the bazaar and the old Fort. It was a very interesting place. In the 19th century, Zanzibar was a hub for the slave trade and the trading of spices. For a time, it was... More 

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Geraldton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Didnt realise the slave trade was mainly run by Arabs and as late as 1907, was a bit of an eye opener, historically very interesting. What appalling conditions those poor people were kept in. Nice to see the swahili service in the Anglican Church as well, one of only two on the island.

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Address: Address: Mkunazini Road, Tanzania
Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago

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