Hamamni Persian Baths, Zanzibar City

#6 of 10 in Historic Sites in Zanzibar City
Ruin · Tourist Spot
Commissioned by sultan Barghash bin Said in the late 19th century, Hamamni Persian Baths once served the wealthy locals, both men and women. Although they no longer operate, you can still tour the rooms and see the different types of pools. Learn about the underground aqueduct that supplied the water, heated it, and carried it in and out of the baths. Work out when and for how long to visit Hamamni Persian Baths and other Zanzibar City attractions using our handy Zanzibar City trip itinerary builder site.
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  • These baths in a quiet part of town are nicely restored and give you a good idea of what they would have looked like in years past. The mannequins could use some updating (or removal) but the...  more »
  • The entrance fee is low (5000 TSH, I believe) but does not include a guide. There were a few signs to explain the purpose of the room or what occurred there but not much else. We were a little...  more »
  • Very cool! Owner of local community center was very friendly and helpful with directions, there is a geocache located here (the only one in stone town) if you are in the know. Beautiful old buildings.
  • Take have a step looking at your own. The hamam bath is incredibly beautiful

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