STONE TOWN TOUR
Stone town is the core of Zanzibar history reflecting to economy, cultural dynamics and architectural masterpiece. It’s thus universally recognized as an important world heritage site. The features and artistic designs of many building structures bear the relics of influence and pompousness of their former owners.
The walking excursion in it provides an opportunity to explore characteristics of the meandering narrow streets or the breathtaking designs of hanging wooden balconies here and beyond. For both historians and writers who wish to collect data and pictures in the old city, he/she will quickly realize his quest fulfilled at a first glance of physical look of bazaars, countless number of mosques, old properties or residences-turned into hotels or mini business enterprises of all sizes that sell anything from cigarettes or post cards to Zanzibar carved doors, antiques and jewels.
The most prominently common historical buildings to be visited are the Palace museum, the Anglican cathedral standing at the very spot of the former open slave market, Zanzibar fruit market, the house of wonders then the tallest known structure built in the nineteenth century by Sultan Bargash.
Duration 3 hours.