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The old soul of the tropical island of Zanzibar is rooted in Stone Town. While the rest of the island developed over the years, little has changed here in the last 2 centuries. It is a magical place, perfect for exploring on foot. Stroll through narrow, winding alleys, bustling bazaars and mosques and enjoy the beautiful architecture.
At first glance, Zanzibar looks quite small. However, in the 19th century the island was one of the major trading centres in the Indian Ocean. You can still admire the magnificent merchant houses. The name Stone Town is derived from the predominantly stone architecture, built mostly in coral stone. The island’s many diverse cultures have also combined several architectural styles here, creating a unique collection of structures. In 2000, Stone Town was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.