House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)

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House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)

House of Wonders (Beit-el-Ajaib)
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3.0
654 reviews
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CP
United Kingdom3 contributions
Nice
Dec 2020 • Couples
Nice - worth the visit to zanzibar alone, shame u can no longer go in. Something about it not be safe. OMG it's not like it's about to fall down.....
Written 28 March 2021
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Richard W
117 contributions
Ooopppsss
Jan 2021 • Couples
We did a tour of Stone Town and took great pics of this Historical Town.
Part of the building collapsed a few weeks ago so now they are restoring but will take a long time , luckily we saw it in all its glory before the disaster.
Written 9 January 2021
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K Miriam
Dubai, United Arab Emirates6 contributions
It COLLAPSED 20 minutes before!!!
Dec 2020 • Family
We visited it yesterday 25 December 2020. 20 minutes before we visited it collapsed!! (see the news). Luckily we stopped at the church for the Christmas Day service for 20 minutes .

So you can no longer visit it and probably it will be closed for several years whilst they repair it.

Very sad . Apparently it was an icon. Now half the building is in ruins. If you like ruins then visit. But not the beautiful building we had seen and heard about. Tragic . So it will be closed for a while.
Written 26 December 2020
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Maikdj
Hengelo, The Netherlands25 contributions
One od those
Dec 2019 • Couples
The history of this building is nice to hear. But the building itself is not accessible and was surrounded with fences. Its old and needs to be restored.

In the end its just one of the stops on your tour through town, nothing special.
Written 5 November 2020
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SF Guy
San Francisco, CA756 contributions
A Must See
Sep 2020 • Solo
This building was closed at the time of my visit in September 2020 for remodeling as I understand financed by the Sultan of Oman. But you can still get a great visual of the building from the streets as it towers over the city. I’m not sure when it will reopen.
Written 16 September 2020
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Chris P
Shanghai, China4,924 contributions
Disappointed
Dec 2019 • Solo
This is well advertised, but apparently has been under renovation for some time, so you can only walk past the building and it is covered in scaffolding. There are also sections closed of to the public for the same reason. It must have been spectacular in its day
Written 14 January 2020
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laravg2016
Prince Albert, South Africa90 contributions
Interesting
Jan 2020 • Family
It was an interesting tour but feel the premises could have been better kept and maintained. Some elements like the paintings were in wonderful condition.
Written 3 January 2020
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Khadeejah Abdullah
Kuwait City, Kuwait76 contributions
Good view
Jan 2020
It was a nice place to visit, but i missed the point where was the wonders in this house. Has lots of interesting stories and beautiful view. You will need 20 minuets to view the whole place. Have very nice and interesting rooms and decorations. Location of the whole building is easy to access.
Written 1 January 2020
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Moira W
Hermanus, South Africa20 contributions
Interesting
Oct 2019 • Couples
The history of this building was interesting as the name relates to the fact that the building had water and electricity when built.
Due to renovations we were not able to access the inside.
Written 9 November 2019
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avid_traveller2000
johannesburg136 contributions
Not sure if I can rate it
Oct 2019 • Couples
A lot said about it on the different tours, currently closed for renovation, but doesn’t look like any work is being done on it. The palace museum is next door. Apparently according to 2guides the wonder is that it had a electric elevator and electricity among the first in east Africa. Rather underwhelming from the history and definitely from the outside
Written 14 October 2019
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