House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)

House of Wonders, which is home to the Museum of History and Culture, is not only the largest—but also the tallest building in Stone Town. Built in 1883, the palace was the first building on the island to have electricity and the first in the region to have a working elevator. Since the early 2000s, House of Wonders has showcased a permanent collection of artifacts related to Swahili and Zanzibari culture. 

Travelers can explore the grounds, which include a traditional Swahili boat, old-world fishing tools and famous ships, or wander the halls that offer an up close look at traditional garments, historic portraits of royalty and ancient furniture taken from former sultans’ homes. A visit to House of Wonders provides travelers with a window into the local culture and the island’s rich history. 

Practical Info

House of Wonders is located just south of the Zanzibar port and ferry terminal near the Maru Maru Hotel on Sokoku Street. The building faces the Forodhani Gardens and is stationed between the Old Fort and Palace Museum. Entry to the museum costs about 6,000 Tanzanian Shillings for adults. 
Location
Endereço: Sokoku St, Zanzibar, Tanzania, Tanzânia
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Ingressos: 6,000 Tanzanian Shillings
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Stone Town e Prison Island saindo de Zanzibar

Faça uma excursão no Patrimônio da Humanidade pela UNESCO, o bairro histórico de Zanzibar, e na atração natural nesta excursão em Stone Town e Prison Island. Saiba mais sobre a cultura e a história atuais em Stone Town enquanto passeia por suas atrações, incluindo uma fortaleza portuguesa, o Palácio do Sultão e o local de nascimento de Freddie Mercury, antes de continuar sua excursão à Prison Island, famosa por sua população de tartarugas gigantes.
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  • Disponível em: Português
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US$75,00
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  • Duração: Flexível
  • Disponível em: Português
A partir de
US$75,00

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