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Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, Stonetown

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Address: Mkunazini Road, Tanzania
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The ticket for one person costs 5 usd, tour takes you about 15 - 20 minutes. Our guide spoke well english and give us complete information about history and facts. It is keeping... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Ivo F
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Doha, Qatar
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

worth a look but it doesn't begin to illustrate what a hideous place it must have been. always fascinated at the proximity of churches to these places...

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Corner Brook, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Church visit was good. Nothing too remarkable but columns inverted. Slave market tour total disappointment. Only saw one confining room and not enough history

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ticket for one person costs 5 usd, tour takes you about 15 - 20 minutes. Our guide spoke well english and give us complete information about history and facts. It is keeping in good condition and visit of cells where slaves were imprisoned before the auction gives you a feel how appalling conditions were here in the past for... More 

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Thank Ivo F
Calgary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to admit, the Old Slave Market was not in my top five things to do. However you will not fully understand what slaves had to endure until you spend a few minutes in the slave chambers, crowded with other tourists, with an outside temperature over 30 degrees Celsius, then told how many slaves were kept here for days... More 

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Thank digitalroc
Johannesburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

NK vibist to Stonetown can be complete without a visit to Zanzibar's infamous slave market. We want on an extremely hot day smack bang in the afternoon. A place steeped in history and showcases the barbaric slave trade route. The Anglican church attached to the market is under construction but interesting to see it has lodgings. A must visit and... More 

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Thank VanessaPerumal
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Stonetown is a hot, very old, rundown city, a true African City, untouched by modern technology and very much local.Much of the architecture is a hangover from the Arab Slave Barons. A few modern buildings and hotels. We walked through the local markets, and then onto the Old Slave Market, and Anglican Cathedral. Very interesting past, however it is shocking,... More 

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Bray on Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Struggled to navigate here from the Hyatt, but was pointed in the right direction by several locals. On arrival we paid $10 for two adults, the children were not charged. We were assigned a giide who was knowledgable and friendly. First down to the slave chambers to see the underground holding pens for the market. Then into the church built... More 

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Thank JonnersB
Somerset West, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

It cost $5 a person (we did not pay for the 10 year old), and for this you get a tour guide to walk you around the slave market, show you the cells where slaves were kept as well as the Anglican church which was consequently built on the site of the slave tree. We had Peter as our guide,... More 

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Thank ClaassensFam
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

For $5USD, you have your guide who takes you down where two of 15 areas still exist where they kept the slaves. That is it. The guide tells you about the slave trade but seriously, don't waste your money.

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Thank Brenda M
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

I was honoured to see this site.. I cannot begin to fathom what the slaves went through.. Such a paradise but so much horror. Great that the slaves plight is not forgotten

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