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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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Great history, but...

I like history sites, and the Fort Jesus has potential, but... It could bee much more tourist friendly and interesting, the Fort is fantastic, but you have more or less to figure... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I like history sites, and the Fort Jesus has potential, but... It could bee much more tourist friendly and interesting, the Fort is fantastic, but you have more or less to figure it out yourself. Kenyans needs to take more care of their history, cause their history is great and should be taken more care of.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Fort Jesus Museum is one of the must see attractions in Mombasa. We were extremely anxious to see this Unesco World Heritage Site. We found out that for non-residence the entrance fee is 1,200 KSh per person. Without Kenyan Shilling, we were charged US$20 each which we refused. The whole visit ended without entering the interior of the fort.... More 

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Cheddar, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

It is a beautiful site and you can feel the history. There needs to be more focus on the overall customer experience

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Mombasa, Kenya
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Spare time and visit this famous place full of history . Fort Jesus takes position on the many different positions where the Portuguese and then the British spied their enemies. its Built from a coral reef.. In the fort is a skeleton which belonged to a slave from the early 17th century and was only discovered recently. There are nice... More 

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Mombasa, Kenya
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Fort Jesus has a very long history dated back to 1400 AD or earlier. With a light and sound show in the evening the tourist get to know about this historic monument which was considered to be gateway to East Africa. Little disappointment that this world heritage is not preserved and promoted well. There is nothing much to see in... More 

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Masaka, Uganda
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Fort Jesus is famous all over the world and I have a personal opinion that it is left to whoever t may concern. With little retouch, this historic monument can around for the next hundred years.

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Blantyre, Malawi
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Nice fort but not much to see. Also struggled to get a good guide to take us around.... There is many better things to see in Mombasa than the fort in my opinion

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Nice place to see and history behind it is lovely the way the used to do trading but hire a guide so he can guide you fair entrance fees on the fort and worth visiting. Go and see the part and again interesting fact its on a live coral reef that is still growing.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

visited the fort in december 2014 and it was worth a try.the entrance fee for residents is fair enough and affordable but to understand the museum its good to hire a tour guide available at site. Not a very large place but its worth a try.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

It was a nife feel being at fort jesus at last. I have always wanted to visit the place and this time I made it. Quite a good historic site. Ancient architecture and classic warfare and excellent guides! Very fascinating

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