Stone Town Zanzibar
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Beautiful, ancient Stone Town is every bit as synonymous with Zanzibar as the island's picturesque beaches. A former spice and slave port, the city wears its history for all to see in the form of its ancient coral wrought buildings, its colonial architecture, and the lingering ghosts of the city's role as a major slave port.
From its twisting alleys to the grand facades of the Palace of Wonders and the imposing structure of the Old Fort, Stone Town is a bustling city that is alive with multiple cultures going about their lives in this UNESCO World Heritage listed city.
Music lovers will delight at being able to visit the childhood home of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, while nearby sights such as Prison Island or a spice tour of the island's interior offer multiple chances to explore this fascinating region.