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House Of Wonders

Mizingani Road, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania

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3.5 out of 5
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    Summer Wilms
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    3 Oct 19, 2013

    It dominates the Stone Town waterfront, along with the fort. The inside is less impressive. It has an interesting history, though and a guide will probably take you here on a city tour and tell you all about it.

    Recommended for:History BuffsLocal Culture
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    The Kipepeo Lodge in Zanzibar
    5 May 19, 2013

    One of the many historical buildings in Stone Town, a must see during the visit of the Zanzibar capital.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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    Netta Denes Drimer
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    2 Dec 29, 2012

    Do not waste your time on this place. Zanzibar is a place for leisure, not for culture. Beside looking at the building from the outside there is not much to see besides the nice view you can see from the second floor.

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  • House Of Wonders
    Mkumbukwa Eliah
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    The House Of Wonders, the most imposing structure on the sea front, was built in the 1880s as a celemonial palace, During the colonial period it was used as the headqaurters of the colonial administration. It was converted into a school and a Museum for the ruling party after the Revolution, designed by the North Koreans in their typical ''Great Leader'' tradition.
    In the House of Wonders Museum of History and Culture of Zanzibar and the Swahili Coast, the approach is deliberately historical, and it is intended to cover not only Zanzibar but also the whole Swahili Coast from the Southern Somalia to northern Mozambique, because that is the cultural region.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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    Manfredi Barbante
    2 Jun 20, 2012
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What is today a Swahili culture and history museum was the ceremonial palace for Zanzibar’s sultan in the 1880’s. This waterfront structure and stop on most city tours was also the first building on the island to have electricity.
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