The House of Spices is a typical 18 th Century Zanzibar House and it rises up over three floors enclosing a central courtyard. The rear of the House was the receiving point for deliveries as well as the production area, while the front of the house was for the day to day sales.  

Front Door  Entrance - Shop  Stairs  Waiter

On the ground floor the main entrance and reception of the house looks out on Kiponda Street, one of the major thoroughfares crossing the town.

Even today, refreshing spicy teas are offered to every visitor walking in to buy spices.