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Address: Nr. Beit el-Ajaib, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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not much to see there, but if you still need souvenirs or henna tattoos, you will find them also here ;)

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lucia H
Vilshofen, Germany
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Nelspruit, South Africa
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was wonderful to be at this place, just hearing how this place use to be a music theatre in the past was fascinating. You will enjoy a tour of this place.

Thank Gaopalelwe S
Vilshofen, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

not much to see there, but if you still need souvenirs or henna tattoos, you will find them also here ;)

Thank Lucia H
Annecy, France
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Un vieux fort constrit sur le front de mer e 1698. Il a servi de prison et de lieu d'exécution. Aujourd'hui il abrite des boutiques et son amphithéâtre de salle de spectacle et de cinéma. An old fort built in 1698. It has been a jail and an executions place. Today, it shelters many little boutiques and its amphitheater is... More 

Thank paskapoo
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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247 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

However there is not much else to it. There are vendors selling their wares, a small restaurant and a visitors center.

Thank Wyosoldier
Abuja, Nigeria
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place basically looks like a crumbling 18th century castle. As a tourist attraction, it holds very little value. But if you are looking for very affordable paintings and items of great artistic value e.g wood carvings, African traditional attires...this is a place you must visit!

Thank ekundayo2016
Johannesburg, South Africa
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101 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This fort is directly opposite the Forodhani gardens and makes for some great photos. There is also a tourism office at the bottom where you can obtain brochures etc. the guy behind the counter will also try to sell you tours - he was vigorously trying to sell us the swim with dolphins tour and made several calls to get... More 

Thank Desigan_Naik
Moscow, Russia
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13 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the most historic place in Zanzi. very old, free to enter, free to touch everything! but the small shops inside disappointed me.

Thank aristocrat2001
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

not much to see there unfortunately. Once you're in, you're a target for about ten or twenty locals who will sell you all souvenirs possible. At double-rate.

Thank Tatiana P
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

The Old Fort is a good place to visit at night and during the day. Although it was so hot we went back there for Henna for my daughter and ended up having the conversation of the holiday. Under the trees is where you will find the enterprising women who do Henna and offer beauty tips. Its a great place... More 

Thank VanessaPerumal
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Nice old fort to walk around with nice views over the gardens and the sea. You can view all the people in the gardens in the evening, with the youngsters jumping into the sea.

Thank pethal

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