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Stone Town, Zanzibar

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Ranked #2 of 13 attractions in Stone Town
Type: Civic Centers
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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Stone Town surpassed expectations - historic, charming and fascinating trading town. Full of atmosphere. Always something to see. Just walking around was rewarding and fascinating. Beautiful architecture and oozing history and mystery.

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Bangkok
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Great to hear about the past and David Livingstone and see Freddie Mercury's home. The tour guide was very knowledgeable.

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It was like what I always imagine about Zanzibar . The building , the colour , the smell , the shop ( alot of shop), the street ... I did not take lunch in Town , only one small cake and coffee in Serena ( one friend was in Zanzibar before told me about this secret).

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Ellesmere Port
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The tour lasts approximately 3 hours in total and you will be walking around for much of the time. Locations you will see are likely to be the local market/shops/the House of Wonder/Anglican Church/Freddie Mercury's house and the Palace Museum

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Strand, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

And I thought we lived in a poor country, what a rude awakening! Dirty city with very narrow spaces and overcrowded to the max! Not my type of outing. Interesting, but would rather be next to the beach!

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Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
39 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This historical town has buildings made of stone and small streets made of stone pavers rather than the usual bitumen streets. Freddie Mercury the singer of Queen has his house there near the |Post Office.It is well worth a visit but it seems funny to show a passport and get luggage checked as if Zanzibar is not part of Tanzania

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Stayed a night in stonetown to explore the area better. Fairly conservative part of town hence need a stick with conservative attire. Even though it is a unesco site most buildings are not very well preserved. It's interesting to walk through the alley ways and get a glimpse into yesteryears. Try the zanzibari pizza for dinner at foradhani gardens.

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NZ
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Worth a look but were glad we were staying outside of Stonetown. The Slave trade info and guided walk was very good

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Inverness
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Enjoyed the night market but there is only really food there, no other stalls or anything. During the day there are lots of shops to go and see though.

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Secunda, South Africa
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Very intersting place with all the old buildings. Fish market was however to much and way to busy for us but a good experience.

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