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» Historical Sites of Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam or the Heaven of Peace was formerly known as Mzizima & is the largest & richest city of Tanzania. It is also regarded as an important economic center of the country.

The history of Dar es Salaam, the commercial capital of the country, dates back to as old as 1857. Along the years, the city has witnessed major changes brought about by the succeeding influences of the Sultans, Germans & the British. This has left Dar es Salaam with a plethora of monuments & significant historical sites to boast off. While the city is home to several important historical structures, two of the most popular historical landmarks of the city include:

Karimjee Hall: Constructed in the year 1916, the Karimjee Hall today serves as home to the City Mayor’s Parlor. The hall is also the site for important parliamentary meetings & government functions.

Askari Monument: One of the most visited historical tourist attractions of Dar es Salaam; the Askari Monument was constructed to commemorate native African troops who fought & died for their country during the Great War of 1914 – 1918. The Askari Monument is completely cast in Bronze.