Hamamni Persian Baths, Stone Town

2.7
#6 of 10 in Historic Sites in Zanzibar City
Commissioned by sultan Barghash bin Said in the late 19th century, Hamamni Persian Baths once served the wealthy locals, both men and women. Although they no longer operate, you can still tour the rooms and see the different types of pools. Learn about the underground aqueduct that supplied the water, heated it, and carried it in and out of the baths. Work out when and for how long to visit Hamamni Persian Baths and other Zanzibar City attractions using our handy Zanzibar City trip itinerary builder site .
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  • There is really not much to see in these baths. I thought it would be more interesting, but it took me about 5 minutes to walk through. There is no explanation and nobody to tell you anything about....  more »
  • As other people that inside there is almost nothing we had a look around and saw just the first room where you buy the ticket. Inside we could see some white walls and some decorations.  more »
  • I wanted to see this place since I come to Stone Town regularly. There’s really not that much to see and little explanation. There was no guide when I came there and it cost me 5000 TZS. Took me...  more »
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  • Very cool! Owner of local community center was very friendly and helpful with directions, there is a geocache located here (the only one in stone town) if you are in the know. Beautiful old buildings.
  • Take have a step looking at your own. The hamam bath is incredibly beautiful
  • This place is interesting but small. It does have the main chambers for disrobing, lounging, shaving and bathrooms on display. Outside around the back there are the cisterns and furnace for heating the baths which were interesting. It is TSh4000 for entry. Someone will also take you up to the rooftop to see the view and cisterns. That guide will expect TSh5000. It’s a quick stop if you’ve exhausted everything else.
  • There are only few interesting historical sights in Stone Town (or they are closed or not public). Therefore, Hamamni Baths is worth a visit. It takes less than hour and entrance fee including guide is very low (we paid 2$ per person).
  • I don't know how to explain this. We have to have lots of imagination to imagine how the life was 200 years ago and see in our minds people getting a bath in that condition. Engineers and architects can see how the water was conducted to be used by people. Also how workers placed marble on the floor that has lots of imperfection. it is interesting. It isn't gonna be the next marvel of the world but I liked it
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