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After all these years House of Wonders has lost most of it's wonders. Unfortunately on our visit it was not accessible inside at all, 'cause it closed down for renovations. I think once it's opened again it will stand again with all it's pride and...More
Yes, it stands majestically as a testament to the making of Stone Town as a cosmopolitan city. The House of Wonders must have been wonderful a long time back. Even with the largest and most awesome Zanzibari door on the Island, this monumental building houses...More
This structure took a name after being the first building with an electric elevator and lights. Its was closed off public for many months, and today I just passed outside and am proud to share news the renovations has started. Its estimated to be opened...More
The history behind this imposing building is well worth the visit. Unfortunately closed for renovation and is in a bad state of repair. All the furniture and fittings have been removed. It was one of the first buildings in zanzibar witb an elevator and electricity....More
Can’t say much as it was Under Construction. Looks like just an old building however our Guide Benjamin gave us a good account of the place and what it signified to the people of Zanzibar. I hope they can reconstruct it as it has a...More
We were not allowed inside the building, as it is currently being renovated. However, according to our Sun Tours guide (Mr. Friday or Swahili name - Juma), funds are being siphoned to fund corrupt governmental activities. So there is not actually any renovations taking place....More
A guidebook told me that it was named "House of Wonders" as it was the first building in Zanzibar with electrical lights. Then it fell in disrepair. When visiting in December 2017, there was a billboard that restoration - financed by Oman - was to...More