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Address: Nr. Beit el-Ajaib, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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The Old Fort, Stone Town

The remains of the old fort is in the centre of Stone Town. There are some small shops selling clothes and artifacts to tourists. Other than that there is nothing to see. The... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
MODAYIL
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Kochi (Cochin), India

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The remains of the old fort is in the centre of Stone Town. There are some small shops selling clothes and artifacts to tourists. Other than that there is nothing to see. The structure is a part of the town and vehicles ply through the fort gates.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

old fort that nobody takes care of like most of the Stone town. Some stands that would try to sell you everything that you have seen 100times before. PLUS=cold and cheap beer

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Entrance is free, but a donation is requested. Inside you can sit and medicate on the old amphitheater benches, or walk around the vendors stalls and even visit the art shop inside one of the towers. There is a restaurant inside, but I did not go there.

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Thank Linda V
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing to see... unless I missed something. Just a few shops with handicraft sellers. Quite disappointing.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely fort right in the heart of Stonetown. Not especially well preserved but good to wander through. Great view of the town and seafront from the ramparts. Not much by way of displays or exhibits, just a nice way to meander through an hour or so.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the ruins of the fort is really impressive and has stood the test of time; I really felt that the local authorities could do more with the space. There were a ton of tourist trap stands selling "same old same old" things.. and nothing more. No nice restuarant, no attractions for kids.. and no shows.. (although I do believe... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has a small entry fee and is interesting enough to have a look around. Won't take long but there are plenty of other things to see in the area too.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning old fort with the ruins of an amphitheatre. Again, not being looked after. Also ruins the beautiful scenery with the multiple of stalls selling trinkets. I understand that people have to make a living here somehow, but perhaps not cover every inch of the old stone with selling things would actually improve it. I would pay a nominal fee... More 

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Thank s j
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was included as part of our stone town tour. The time spent here was very limited and would have been nice to spend more time having a look around. However the ruins and fort is much smaller than anticipated. Great photo opportunity but I wouldn't be looking forward to it being the highlight of the trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Where i learned much things about this building. how it used to works in previously years. much story about this

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