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Fort Jesus Museum

Ndia Kuu, Mombasa 00200, Kenya
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Ranked #4 of 16 Attractions in Mombasa
Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Museums
Owner description: Fort Jesus is Mombasa’s most popular tourist attraction. The fort, located along the coastline near...
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Type: Historic Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Museums
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Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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.

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kenya
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

loved the fort and its story but the let down was the staff need public relations training! Felt they looked bored...

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MALINDI- KENYA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The place its a magical one, down from its historical point, to its whole architectural design, with a nice over view, its definitely a place to visit when in Mombasa, take this local trip and enjoy!

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Lyon, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

It's a place to be seen, but again, as a tourist to pay 10 times the price as locals, 12 euros, begins to anoy me... It's too expensive and if you want to know a little bit of the place, you have to pay a guide, so your choice.. You want to see this beautiful place, you pay....

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mombasa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

very god history of mombasa island. how it started as trade center and how the fort was used to defend from attackers. how the culture was developed as islamic center. all this can be obtained by visiting the fort.

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Nairobi Region, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We had a great time with the family, it is so great to see Kenyan history and how it is being preserved. Best of all, it is great fun for the entire family. And right outside is the view of the Indian ocean, with the breeze in your face, smell the fresh ocean smell. Such beauty. One of the things... More 

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Mombasa, Coast, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Its amazing architecture work done during colonial period.Near the beach and its also near Old town in Mombasa

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Mombasa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A MUST to see / visit on a day City tour of Mombasa. Near Mombasa Club .THE oldest Club (members only) of Mombasa . As well the entrance of the old town . Kibokoni. There you walk to see the oldest and first mosque of Mombasa. As well the portuguese made houses with their wood varandas, and the famouse Lamu... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

A historical and interesting day trip near the old town. Beautiful fort and some great photo opportunities. It was built in the shape of a man (if you look at it from a bird's view!)

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Joshua Tree, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Lots of stuff to see. very interesting. Overlooks the canal. Small entrance fee. Old cannons and souvineer shops throughout. The view from the top is the best part of this attraction.

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Jeddah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Done during the day and speaks of some part of Mombasa history. Surrounding areas are also good for shopping for good quality hand crafts

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