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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fort is a great place to see amazing stone and coral architecture and the blend of Arabian and Iberian military power of the time.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth seeing and learning more of the history of Zanzibar. Additional shops to spend your Tanzanian Shillings.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Right in the middle of Stonetown and whilst walking around on the tour you come upon the Old Fort. I had heard from others that it was not necessary to visit the Fort. I totally disagree as it helps give visitors an understanding of the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lutzie
Reviewed April 10, 2019

It is an outstanding monument that was erected by the Arabs, it has got an aesthetic value where by it attracts to be viewed, an old fort is now used as a historic building, also it has got a local open amphitheater that used for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Just get local man who will guide you throughout tbose non marked st forlike$5 among will be this ruin

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank djidomova
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

We have been here for sauti za busara. The place is literally good, and It's historical one. We really enjoyed and I loved how big it is.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 27, 2019

The Old Fort is a tower that was built for defensive purposes. There are some shops selling curios and an ampitheatre for stage perfomances, but otherwise, nothing much to see. I couldn't get to properly tour round it and get to learn its internal architectural...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 14, 2019 via mobile

In understanding the mixed Portugese and Arab history the fort is worth a visit. It is still an interesting structure on the waterfront in town.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

When I visited the Fort, local people were dismantling stage and seats because apparently there was a festival the day beforw, so the place was a bit messy. Still I would recommend to go there for a visit. You can get some really nice shots...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank the_inked_traveller
Reviewed February 9, 2019

It's remnant of a fort built to defend the harbor. The interior hosts a number of stalls with people selling various types goods. There is an amphitheater that is used for various presentations that was added in the 1990's that is remarkable because of the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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