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Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, Stonetown

Mkunazini Road, Tanzania
+255 24 223 5348
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"stone town"
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"anglican cathedral"
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"east africa"
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"sad history"
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"guided tour"
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"information boards"
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"slave quarters"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Learned the history of the slave market and church, eye opening experience . And I had an awesome Local guide Said Khamis ‭+255 62 030 0100‬

Thank Promise L
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The slave Market tour is a must see when you visit Zanzibar. Getting to know the role Zanzibar played in the slave Market is interesting. As an African it really opened my eye to the cruelty of people just because of the color of someone...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This harrowing museum gives in depth information about the cruelty and appalling treatment of the Slaves in Zanzibar. It does not hide anything and is thought provoking The church nearby has an altar that stands where the poor slaves were whipped. It is a visit...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Slave market really was an Eye-opener. A Guide explained everything to us. It was heartbreaking to hear what these people (mainly Women & Children) went through down in the Dungeon. Many of them dying. Outside in the grounds of the Cathedral there's Sculptures which...More

Thank Avee H
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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

My tour guide khamis (his name means thursday) was fantastic, he went over all the main points in stonetown, and the history of the slave market and it's abolishment. We visited a slave chamber and the exhibition. It was very informative and definitely worth the...More

Thank Secil K
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

Another reminder of how we got where we are today with human rights and other freedoms we often take for granted. The story is humbling but not much different than in other places such as Mexico, US, etc. For the $5 fee, this is a...More

Thank Mike5466
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Reviewed March 27, 2018

Taking a guided tour of Stone Town is a real plus on your visit. While there visiting the Slave Market is a must do on the bucket list. If you don't have a guide you will miss out on so much, however, do still go...More

Thank 466cherylc
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Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

We visited this complex as part of a slave tour of Stonetown which included sites in the town as well as the cave at Mangapwani and a spice tour in the countryside nearby. It is a must see and the small museum is very moving....More

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Reviewed March 14, 2018

This is not a place to come and chat or to laugh. It is a very thought-provoking museum and a sobering experience. Make the time to read all the exhibit and learn our history. A must for everyone.

Thank wifeinmidlifecrisis
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Reviewed March 5, 2018

Built on the site of the old slave market, the cathedral is definitely an other worldly spectacle. During our visit we found a choir rehearsing solemn songs. A must visit in stonetown

Thank Ekiwe M
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Str8female3000
December 28, 2015|
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Response from AnglicanZanzibar | Property representative |
Hello, Sorry this is a late reply, yes we do recommend you get a hotel in zanzibar, it will be hard to do a tour and travel back to mainland tanzania on the same day.
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