Old Slave Market
Constructed in the 1870s by the Universities’ Mission to Central Africa (UMCA), this was the first Anglican cathedral in East Africa. It...
Although nothing of the old slave market remains, some 15 holding cells are located beneath the Anglican Cathedral and St Monica’s...
One of the most compelling sights is the main market. Here mountains of spices, sneakers and sandals, meat, fish, live chickens and...
Kaya Shop & Tearoom
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Probably the best local restaurant for quality Zanzibari food. There's no menu, just make your way inside to the 1950s counter and see...
Old Slave Market information
The Anglican cathedral was built on the site of the old slave market alongside Creek Rd. Although nothing remains of the slave market today, other than some holding cells under St Monica's Hostel next door, the site remains a sobering reminder of the not so distant past. Services are still held at the cathedral on Sunday mornings; the entrance is next to St Monica's Hostel.