Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral, Stone Town

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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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  • It's depressing to see how people have been and are being treated. Exhibition on slavery must be looked at
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  • Our guide and friend Jackson Mulele from Wonderful Zanzibar Tour Company directed us at this site. Instead of reading all of the boards about the slave trade and abolition of same. He took us straight...  more »
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