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Marahubi Palace

Stone Town, Tanzania
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Ranked #12 of 13 attractions in Stone Town
Type: Historic Sites
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Houston, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

In general ruins don't usually excite me and this was no different. Spent about 1/2hr on our way elsewhere and that was plenty of time. I wouldn't suggest going out of your way to see this but it was worth the quick stop on the way to whatever your primary end point is. I think we spent more time trying... More

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Stopped in for an afternoon drink in the rooftop balcony. Hotel is huge and lacking soul. Prices were high, but service was very friendly and attentive.

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Axbridge
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

The actual ruins of this palace were fairly uninteresting giving a glimpse of things past. Much more enjoyable was the area around,--- a vast expanse of drying fish on large tarpaulins, a typical Zanzibar village, and fishing boats in varying degrees of new and old. if you go to the ruins make sure your guide shows you the village too!

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Cambridge England
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130 reviews 130 reviews
46 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Enjoyed this palace with a well informed local guide loitering just inside the door but with an official looking badge. Some great furniture in particular and interesting views of other bridges leading around the palace and to the House of Wonders. Allow 45 minutes.

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South Houston, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

If this is the place I think, it was abandoned, but fun, on a pretty day. It gives an glimpse of how things were.

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Comox, Canada
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

It's a ruins but interesting to look at. It's much more interesting with the guide who can tell you the story of the Palace

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