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Address: Nr. Beit el-Ajaib, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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The oldest building in Stone Town was interesting to see, look at for the coral that they used to build it.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Sohar, Oman
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The oldest building in Stone Town was interesting to see, look at for the coral that they used to build it.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's old , that's it. No further information available . Inside nothing else than places to buy tourist stuff. Stayed there maybe 5 minutes . Wasn't worth to stay longer

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Although not much of the fort itself remains ( mainly the old walls and entrance ) the site is interesting and within the walls there is a good selection of shops and stalls, where browsing is easy and relatively hassle free. Prices very similar to those elsewhere in the Stone Town streets. Good place for a quick drink and no... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

If you are interested in seeing tourist shops and a gallery and oh by the way a fort with nothing special to add there, go. For me, it really wasn't special

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

The Old Fort is really a 'tick the box' attraction. If you walk by, you might as well get in since it's free. But you get in, you take a quick look, you get out, and you can say you've been there. Nothing special about it aside from the walls made of corrals.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Free entrance into the fort. It is today occupied by small tourist shops, a gallery and a tour company. The fort is impressive built, but not really maintained much. You get the normal hassle of salesmen trying to show you theire shop with "special price for you my friens", offers of Henna tatos and hair braiding.

Thank Torunn H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

The Theatre of old time for drama and Screening. Experience the 19th Century life of Sultan in Zanzibar.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

The old fort is worth a short visit. Check the walls, the amphitheater.. but bear in mind the amount of shops and guides that will want to sell you something.

Thank Komator
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We organised a few tourist excursions from here and it really wasn't worth it. Just full of let downs and disappointments! The guy that took us around prison island barely spoke (although fluent in English!). The traditional dance at the restaurant didn't happen. To be honest... Don't bother.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Only value this old fort has is due to its history; otherwise, there is not much left to see. What remains is not very well kept and encroached by vendor of envy stripe. I ahem heard that its used for concerts at time. However, during my visit in June of 2015, it looked unkept and ill maintained in the afternoon... More 

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