Aga Khan Mosque

Zanzibar Town

In the Kiponda area of Stone Town, this mosque is one of the largest in Zanzibar, catering to the Ismaili community since 1905. The beautifully detailed building has pointed Arabesque windows, a large airy courtyard and an impressive Gujarati-style carved door.

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