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Take time out to sit and reflect.

Certainly worth having a look and sitting (by a fan) and reflecting on the people who have... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Lynne R
Adelaide, Australia
No ordinary church

We visited here as part of a guided tour. Built on the old slave trading market, it is no ordinary... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Elaine A
Thirsk, United Kingdom
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Mkunazini, Zanzibar, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 March 2017

There's much more to this site. Apart from the Cathedral, there's a slave monument in the courtyard and very informative slave museum, and beneath are two original slave rooms. The Cathedral, which is pretty big and very nice, was built by the British just on...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2017

I hadnt read up before we went (bit of a mistake) - you pay your bucks to visit the slave market and are pounced on by a tour guide (free tour but you can give me a tip) - you are whisked into a church...More

2  Thank crony-club
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All reviews slave museum david livingstone stained glass heart attack this lovely island well worth the visit sad history east africa interesting place guided tour take your time beautiful building whipping buried tree atrocities organ
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure you have a good guide when visiting this Cathedral - there is a lot to learn if you listen well.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The church is beautiful given the history of slavery in Zanzibar. It also speaks to the words of David Livingstone as plaques on the wall. Even though it is simple designed and decorated, the history and what it stands for is isn't simple.

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Reviewed 8 October 2018

Certainly worth having a look and sitting (by a fan) and reflecting on the people who have worshiped here in the past. A very beautiful building.

Thank Lynne R
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We visited here as part of a guided tour. Built on the old slave trading market, it is no ordinary church. It holds reminders of Dr Livingstone and how he helped in bringing slavery to an end. We were fortunate to hear some of the...More

Thank Elaine A
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Visited this church, and it’s stunning. Also in the grounds is the slavery museum. Very interesting place. Here you can also visit the underground holding rooms where’s slaves were held. There is a wonderful monument here to slavery. If you pour water on the slaves...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2018

This is full of the slavery history that was happening in Zanzibar and the rest of Africa. The church was built as a reminder and healing of the people

Thank Nthabiseng M
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

This church is between both mosque and slave market in stone town. So, it is a good combination of religions beside to one of the biggest history that human beings encounter.

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Reviewed 29 August 2018

Christ Church Cathedral was a part of our half day tour of Stone City. It's very important to recognise and maintain the history and this Anglican Cathedral is a great example of the dark past of the Zanzibar. This Cathedral is a part of Zanzibar's...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2018

after going through what all those poor salaves suffered that church seemed like an appology from westeners.

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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

The Christ Church Cathedral in Zanzibar is the main parish located at a place called Mkunazini. It is built on the site of the former slave market to commemorate the end of slavery with the altar built at the slave whipping spot. Bishop Edward Steere...More

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