Great Zimbabwe National Monument, Masvingo

#1 of 13 in Historic Sites in Zimbabwe
A World Heritage Site, Great Zimbabwe National Monument once served as the capital of the medieval Kingdom of Zimbabwe. Built between the 11th and 15th centuries, the city housed about 20,000 people. Today, its extensive and well-preserved ruins remain a fine example of late Iron Age construction. Choose between guided or self-guided walking tours to uncover the secrets of this historically significant site. The nearby museum displays various artifacts unearthed here, including shards of Persian pottery and brass ornaments from India. Make Great Zimbabwe National Monument part of your personalized Masvingo itinerary using our Masvingo journey planning website .
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  • My 7-year old daughter and I visited on a recent trip to Zim, along with our friends and their 5-year old son. I LOVE historical sites and am a sucker for UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This is a unique...  more »
  • Amazing stone work. Breathtaking views. You will learn through the experience of the past. The famous Zimbabwe bird is found here.  more »
  • Grandpa's Garage Studio 7 suggests to get over here and get healthy. Africa is a great place to explore and see ancient ruins with our own eyes. Hike, explore, and see artifacts everywhere, stay together enjoying each and every day in discovery.
  • Great Zim is a must visit to understand Zimbabwe today, as well as seeing stones structures that rank just behind the great pyramid in scope.
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