The big old fort in the centre of Stone Town makes a great venue for the annual film festival and associated live music. A big party in town!
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On route from the house of wonders to mercurys house we passed through the old fort. There was a film festival set up during this time and a number or curio stalls. Interesting to see one of the oldest buildings but there wasn't anything that...More
Some quick historic visit . There is an amphitheater and vendors inside. You can pass through it during a tour. Check the front desk for ongoing cultural activities.
Probably the oldest structure on the island - this Portuguese fort was conquered by Oman sultan, partially demolished and some Arabic crenelations added on top. It could definitely benefit from some renovation, as at the moment it looks like it was on fire, all blackened.
Great place to visit and experience the history of Zanzibar and what life was in the early 17th century. The remaining darkened walls and towers look out over Stone town, currently it houses little shops that sell overpriced merchandise to tourists. The amphitheatre is still...More
I won't recommend spending too much time here. There's nothing special about the place unless you read up about the history of Stone Town and Zanzibar. A good Stone Town guide will make a valuable difference if you're short on time.
The Old Fort is still in use, at the entrance you have all the tourist information and then through the corridors with tours and travel offices. It opens up into a courtyard with shops and then the full view of an amphitheater where they still...More