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Address: Ndia Kuu, Mombasa 00200, Kenya
Phone Number: 254720650869
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Description: Fort Jesus is Mombasa’s most popular tourist attraction. The fort, located...
Fort Jesus is Mombasa’s most popular tourist attraction. The fort, located along the coastline near the Old Town, is a monumental piece of architecture that was built in the 16th century by the Portuguese. The fort has a museum that displays various artifacts from the era where Mombasa served as a transit point for the slave trade and commodities, and which enjoyed regular visits by seafarers and the like.
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At fort Jesus is the sense of history that captivates the tourists to come and see how Kenya got their independence those years. The stuff used where they hid themselves and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Nairobi Region, Kenya

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

Majestic historical ruins dating back 15th century built by the Portugese. Fort Jesus is a must visit while in Mombasa- great view of the Indian Ocean & wonderful exhibits. Due to nature of building- most buildings are not handicap accessible. Needs improvement 1. Lack of tour maps (comprehensive or basic) 2. No official Tour guides- There are several free lance... More 

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Nairobi Region, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

At fort Jesus is the sense of history that captivates the tourists to come and see how Kenya got their independence those years. The stuff used where they hid themselves and the how they emerged winners too.

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Mombasa, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A great place with a lot of history about the early years. Guides are available to take you through the different parts of the fort. Full tour includes a visit into the Old Town which also offers a great insight into the lives of the communities that inhabited the coastal town of Mombasa. Worth the time

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a place where you can get many History that were happens at the colony time and also see old town.You will also view the length of the ocean.I invite tourist to visit this place and see all the attractions.

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romford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

a great place to visit, if you want to can have a knowledgable guide show you the sights,from there you can cross the road and wander around old town.

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Kwale, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Fascinating history of the Mombassa area. World heritage sight. Turn down the tour guide unless you get someone good who deserves a tip at the end. University students do their attachment here. It's worth paying the fee to know how this area has transformed since the 16th century.

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Mombasa, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Portuguess Fortress. built in precolonial times by the Portuguese traders you are taken back to great history.the tour guides are good. remember to carry along your camera,and visit the nearby old town to buy spices and enjoy drinking coconut water(madafu). I trullr enjoyed the breeze outside near the beach too.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Lovely, laden with history. it important to get a guide who will take you round the fort as he explains its history. The fort has a treasure of artifacts, collected through the ages.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A former Portuguese fort. There's that kind of history. From the outside looks kinda abandoned. The insides are a testimony of lack of repair and maintenance, could really do with a splash of paint! No problem with this coz my buddy, a foreigner paid almost six times what I paid! Without repair, maintenance or paintwork, where did all the revenue... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

during Easter holidays i visited the fort with my nieces and nephews for a treat and a valuable history lesson.built in precolonial times by the Portuguese traders you are taken back to great history.the tour guides are good. remember to carry along your camera,and visit the nearby old town to buy spices and enjoy drinking coconut water(madafu).

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Address: Ndia Kuu, Mombasa 00200, Kenya
Phone Number: 254720650869
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Mombasa
Open Hours:
Monday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

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