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Fort Jesus Museum

Ndia Kuu, Mombasa 00200, Kenya
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Ranked #5 of 19 Attractions in Mombasa
Type: Museums, Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: Fort Jesus is Mombasa’s most popular tourist attraction. The fort, located along the coastline near the Old Town, is a monumental piece of... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Mombasa, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

one of the most beautyful heritage site im Mombasa besides the other other sites like Jumba ruins Gede ruins amd lamu Island surrounnded with many more castels build during the Oman Arabs regim infulence in 12,13 hundreds centurey

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Mtwapa, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A beat place to take a stroll for a peace of min for just to wind down. Even better if you get to an interesting function in the night, the lighting is fantastic and has a real cool feel to it. The light show is a must attend and see!

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Mombasa, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is one of an awesome visit which takes you back in history, where you can also enjoy an evening watching the sound and light show. You can also enjoy a wonderful dinner. One of the highlights when you are on holiday in Mombasa.

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Bungoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

one of the best experience i have had is visiting Fort Jesus, a place initially learnt about it in school but when i had the chance to go and visit this site in Mombasa I couldn't hesitate. Very awesome!

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mombasa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

locals should encourage internal tourism to exploit natural resources and know what is happening around

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The highlight of my trip to Mombasa was visiting Fort Jesus. The resemblance of this Fort to the one that is in Mozambique was unbelievable. It is as though Portuguese explorers used the same blueprint except that Fort Jesus borders the ocean. I also loved old Town which is just next to the Fort. The architecture of the houses next... More

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Mombasa, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

undoubtedly the oldest standing Building in the Kenyan Coast-Mombasa. Fort Jesus was designed by an Italian Architect and built by the Portuguese in the 1500s. The country has done well to preserve it to its original stature. Its a 30min walk from the town center or less when using a cab. tour guides are knowledgeable about the place, however you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Interesting and very informative fort. Great historical significance. Built by Portuguese and taken over by arabs. Great architecture. Needs looking after though. You can get a guide cheaply inside the fort.

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Kisumu, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The history of the slaves and how the area was preserved and the activities during that time. The tour guides to give you details and take you round

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The history is literally palpable. Kenya has done well to preserve the fort so well, but it is also testament to the Portuguese builders. This place is unique in Kenya - there is almost nothing left of the Portuguese history, but it also tells the Kenya's history since then. Take the normal precautions you would anywhere in Kenya - if... More

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