Zanzibar Stone Town also known as Mji Mkongwe is the oldest part of Zanzibar, the main city on the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar. Once the capital of the Zanzibar Sultanate and the center of the 19th-century aromatherapy and slave trade, Stone Town is of outstanding historical and artistic importance in East Africa.
Stone Town is an ideal place for history buffs. From the 15th century, the island was under Portuguese control, then Oman in the late 17th century, and was colonized by Britain, Germany, and Italy in the 19th century. During this period, Zanzibar was considered the center aromatherapy center for traders from Arabia, Persia, and India. Therefore, the remaining architecture in the old town blends many architectural features from Europe, and Oman to the domes of the Persian Muslims or the small Indian patterns brought by the merchants to make the neighborhood. Ancient culture has many unique cultural colors.
The town is crisscrossed with alleys that connect to form a giant spider web. The highlight of this town is the ancient buildings with coral stone as the main material, built in the 19th century. The old houses impress with fancy decorated doors and bridge patterns. Public buildings such as mosques, several Anglican and Roman Catholic churches, Oman’s ancient fortress, markets, schools, and many palatial mansions have created a living picture. The most famous place that can be mentioned in the stone town of Zanzibar is the white Palace of Wonders built in 1883 with the magnificence of a unique architecture from the past.
There are many other interesting experiences on the island such as walking through the labyrinthine alleys in the clear evening, you will catch the aroma of aromas such as nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon at the afternoon Darajani market, or enjoying grilled seafood dishes at the stalls or indulge in the seductive black coffee aroma of street corner stalls.
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