House Of Wonders
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- 98%History Buffs
- 55%Local Culture
Member Reviews (5)
- House Of WondersMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFoodies+ 1First to ReviewOct 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:
- House Of WondersMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 1Dec 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.
- House Of WondersJul 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: