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“Nothing like imagined”

The Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe)
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Stone Town Guided Tour from Zanzibar
Ranked #8 of 37 things to do in Stone Town
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Paris, France
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68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Nothing like imagined”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

Inside there are a lot of stalls selling things which are no interest. You can come in from one side and go from other. Sellers will not bother you if you tell them clearly that you are not interested.

Visited December 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“What a waste of a monument”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

In a very bad state of repair. Dangerous steps to the upper level. Shabby unrelated shop selling Liverpool shirts in the main fort grounds. Best bit was that it was free but it did waste 4 minutes of my time to wander around. The fact that it was built from a destroyed church and other historical information had to be gleaned from a guide book. Other positive elements were that it was free to enter and that nobody bothered us.

Visited November 2012
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Maputo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“The Old Fort”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

Its a must but its been taken by small shops for tourists. Visit by the end of February and you may have a chance to go the the music festival.

Visited February 2012
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Simon's Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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“an archaeologist abroad”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

went on my own with a friend, loved the fort, walked around at leisure. Enjoyed the cleanliness of the place, the people did not pester us, all were friendly and chatty and we felt sooo welcome

Visited November 2012
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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Needs restoration”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2012

Great sight and the oldest Portuguese sight in Stone Town. It could do with a lot of restoration to bring it back to its former glory. Meanwhile, artists and festival groups have ade good use of the space which is good. Toilets are revolting though!

Visited November 2012
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