The Old Fort of Zanzibar is a beautiful historical feature found in Stone Town, Zanzibar.This feature also goes by the name The Arab Fort.If you ask me….this old fine piece of work is actually a ‘ tourist puller’.One of the much talked about touristic places in Zanzibar.
This feature was built by Omari Arabs in 1699.It was used as a prison.It is now used for film festivals though in the 20th century it was used as a depot.This piece of touristic work is now being used as a centre for cultural activities like curio shops.
The Fort is essentially a square of high brown walls with merlons,protecting an inner courtyard.In the courtyard there are some remnants of earlier buildings including those of a Portuguese church and another Omani fortification.
This place is now used for entertainment like live dance and music shows held mostly in the afternoons and evenings.
I enjoy discovering a different part of the world thanks to your blog. It’s interesting how something created a few centuries ago for a prison is reinvented as a cultural hub today. And the infrastructure still stands the test of time!
I agree 💯 with you.Its truly amazing.Thanks for reading
A very cool spot! I love historical places with diverse purposes.
Love them too💯
Zanzibar huh, nice 🔥🔥
What an interesting place to visit!