Great Zimbabwe National Monument, Masvingo

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#1 of 12 in Historic Sites in Zimbabwe
Must see · World heritage site · Ruin · Historic Site
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A World Heritage Site, Great Zimbabwe National Monument once served as the capital of the medieval Kingdom of Zimbabwe. Built between the 11th and 15th centuries, the city housed about 20,000 people. Today, its extensive and well-preserved ruins remain a fine example of late Iron Age construction. Choose between guided or self-guided walking tours to uncover the secrets of this historically significant site. The nearby museum displays various artifacts unearthed here, including shards of Persian pottery and brass ornaments from India. Make Great Zimbabwe National Monument part of your personalized Masvingo itinerary using our Masvingo journey planning website.
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  • Absolutely beautiful - ensure you hire a guide to explain it to you as otherwise you'll be wasting your time and miss out on 75% of what's there to actually see. Don't be cheap, you'll regret it. Re....  more
    Absolutely beautiful - ensure you hire a guide to explain it to you as otherwise you'll be wasting your time and miss out on 75% of what's there to actually see. Don't be cheap, you'll regret it. Re....  more »
  • Great Zimbabwe is foundational to the Shona culture. I was fortunate to have an excellent guide - Mr Champion. He explained the whole site (which is massive and impressive) as we walked round. He was....  more
    Great Zimbabwe is foundational to the Shona culture. I was fortunate to have an excellent guide - Mr Champion. He explained the whole site (which is massive and impressive) as we walked round. He was....  more »
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  • Out standing workmen-ship. A great insight of what early civilisation could do without the aid of model tools. Definitely one of those places which one would appreciate more by visiting it.
  • The atmosphere and sense of history that one feels here are simply amazing. A deep, historic monument to Zimbabwe

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