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Tanzania Sights

Beit al-Sahel/ Palace Museum

  • Mizingani Rd.
  • Zanzibar

Updated 12/03/2014

Fodor's Review

This structure was known as the People's Palace, but for a long time the name was a bitter irony. It was here that sultans and their families lived from the 1880s until the revolution of 1964. It now exhibits collections of furniture and clothing from the days of the sultans. A room is dedicated to Princess Salme, daughter of Sultan Said, who eloped with a German businessman in the 19th century. On the grounds outside are the tombs of Sultan Said and two of his sons. The

exhibits are small and in need of refurbishment, but it's worth a ten minute stop over and it is recomended to take a tour guide if you want any insight into the history beyond the written displays.

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Sight Information


Mizingani Rd., Zanzibar, Tanzania


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Sight Details:

  • Tsh 3000
  • Weekdays 8:30–6:30, weekends 8:30–6

Updated 12/03/2014


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