Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, Stone Town

4.1
#1 of 14 in Historic Sites in Zanzibar Island
A coral stone Canterbury-style Church of Christ, Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral has been built on the site of the old slave market from when Zanzibar was a huge slaving center under the British-supported Muscat and Oman Sultanate. Next to the church, you can enter slave chambers in the cellars of the old Anglican Mission House, that's now a hostel. Built in 1873-1883, the cathedral's altar is believed to stand at the place of the old whipping post. Boasting a cross made out of the tree under which the heart of David Livingston was buried in 1873, this active cathedral features a huge rectangular bell tower with a clock. In the churchyard, view a concrete sculpture of slaves exiting a holding cell from underground made by a Swedish sculptor. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral by using our Zanzibar City visit planner .
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  • This place tells a lot about the eas African slave market, by visiting this place you will learn a lot about Tanzania tribes which participated in the slave trade the likes of Nyamezi (Mtemi Mirambo a...  more »
  • You will learn a lot about slavery and how cruel man can be to another human being for money. This was an interesting place to visit but not something I personally recommend if you are in Zanzibar to ...  more »
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