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

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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The Museum has lots of Literature about the East African Coast. The guides though are either lazy or overwhelmed. But overall, It was a nice experience and enlightening on a thousand year old historical events...

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Nyahururu, Central, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Very pleased with the patience of the tour guides and they seemed quite knowledgeable. The relics in the museum were interesting.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A wonderful heritage site. For you to learn more about the place, it is advisable to get a guide to show you the place. We used "Shee" who we found very knowledgeable about the place and the history of Mombasa. The walk around the old town also was educating.

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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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