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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.
Old Slave Market/Anglican Cathedral reviews
There is a lot of historical information as well as seeing what terrible conditions the slaves were kept in before being auctioned, the history might cause you to cry sometimes. more »
the cathedral is is surprisingly big but nothing special inside. on the right side you can find the famous sculpture of slaves. the museum is very informative, lot of pictures and text - so in case.... more »
A cathedral built in honor of ending slavery in Zanzibar, underground will leave an impression on you......
If you don’t know your history, you will not know your future nor be grateful if your present.
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