Sultan's Palace

Local nameSultan's Palace
LocationStone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania

The Sultan's Palace, Bait As-Sahel was destroyed in the Anglo Zanzibar war of 1896, is one of the main historical buildings of Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania. It is a 3-story building with merlon-decorated white walls, located in Mizingani Road, on the seafront, between the House of Wonders and the Old Dispensary.

The palace was built in late 19th century to serve as a residence for the Sultan's family. After the Zanzibar Revolution, in 1964 it was formally renamed to People's Palace and used as a government seat. In 1994, it became a museum about the Zanzibari royal family and history.One floor of the museum is dedicated to Sultan Khalifa bin Harub; another one to Sayyida Salme, best known as Emily Ruete, former Zanzibari princess who fled from the sultanate to relocate in Europe with her husband; the exhibits include some of her writings, clothes and daily life accessories.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sultan's_Palace,_Zanzibar

Address Mizingani Rd, Zanzibar Town, Tanzania

Coordinates -6°9'35.852" N 39°11'25.517" E

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