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Christ Church Cathedral

Mkunazini, Zanzibar, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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A Landmark Historical Church

Beautiful design and its history. This church has a part for Zanzibar history because the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hanna P
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Jakarta, Indonesia
Historic

Group had a guided tour and hearing the history behind specific aspects of the church added... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lh2289
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Danville, Virginia
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good53%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
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“slave museum” (11 reviews)
“stained glass” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Mkunazini, Zanzibar, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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"slave museum"
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"david livingstone"
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"stained glass"
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"this lovely island"
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"sad history"
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"heritage site"
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"well worth the visit"
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"take your time"
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"east africa"
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"guided tour"
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"interesting place"
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"whipping"
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"buried"
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"organ"
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"chamber"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful design and its history. This church has a part for Zanzibar history because the construction of the cathedral was in fact intended to celebrate the end of slavery. Must visit place... Also, you can found Jojoba Tree in front of the church and try...More

Thank Hanna P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Group had a guided tour and hearing the history behind specific aspects of the church added immensely to the experience.

Thank lh2289
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The history of David Livingstone and the slave trade are told through a tour of this cathedral and the nearby slave quarters. There is much to learn and much to think about as you see this beautiful building and hear its history as the site...More

Thank Linda G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Learn about the history of slavery in Zanzibar and the wonderful work of dr. Livingstone while visiting this active church build on the cite where slaves were auctioned in bygone years

Thank CoreneBloemfontein
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped here as I was doing the stone town tour on my own. The history of the place would take anyone back to the slave trade business. There are unspoken truth hidden only at this place, visit and learn more. Thanks to all who...More

Thank augustiner2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the cathedral as part of a tour of the old slave quarters. If you don't know much about the history of Zanzibar this is one place you should visit. Seeing where the slaves were kept (a narrow stone cave that the sea would...More

1  Thank Helen M
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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

We visited the church toghether with a local guide and he told us a a few things about the construction. The most important is the reason why Bishopp (the arhitect) died for heart attack. Next to the church is the slave monument which shoes how...More

Thank Theo I
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

We were in awe of the history of this place. If you didnt get moved in this church, then I would be worried. Also, ladies, cover up when you visit here.

Thank LiezlB101
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

The story of the cathedral is like the biblical phrase, "Beauty for ashes." The place was once a slave market, and there's even a spot on the altar where the whipping pole used to be. A whipping pole was where a slave would be tied...More

Thank Omoniyi_David
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

A beautiful Church in Zanzibar with amazing architecture and joinery work. The stained glass paintings are beautiful too! Its a must visit. The history behind the initial use of the place is sad but thanks to Dr. David Livingstone the slave trade was abolished.

Thank FBirdi
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