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Vasco da Gama Pillar

Address: Malindi, Kenya
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Ranked #9 of 9 Attractions in Malindi
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Sights & Landmarks
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Nairobi
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109 reviews 109 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

If u in Malindi then u must visit this place as its historical and shows u the history of Kenya and its connection with India and Vasco de gama

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

....Helpful history..........Wish the places were close to each other and not scattered...but i guess its not possible !

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nairobi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Decided to take in a little culture and history while in Malindi and ended up at the Vasco da Gama pillar. The site is not too far from the town, and was an affordable ride by the tricycle vehicles locally known as tuktuk like they have in parts of India :-) There is a small fee for entry KES 100... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This site features the a white pilar dated to be from the fourteenth century. With brief history of the Portuguese and their voyages in this part of the world at that time

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

land mark place to visit but nothing to see other than the pillar. you can get some photographs with the pillar and boast about the history you visited.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

it is quite well preserved and has lasted for about five centuries since recetion. It is a historical heritage feature that Vasco da Gama erected to commemorate his arrival at the Kenyan coast.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

If this is the best Malindi has to offer for cultural sites I'll go back to the bar and pick up some talent.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

for any lover of history this is where you will fell the connectivity with the Fort Jesus in Mombasa the ancient trade e.t.c. The best climate in the coast province and the breeze just makes me feel like booking a flight back to Malindi

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

An ideal spot for nature and history lovers, it also doubles up as one of the best spots in Malindi town where one can commune as one with their inner soul especially at high tide. I have personally had the most intense meditational periods there.

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Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This landmark reminds you of the long history of our Kenyan coast and the valiant sailors who braved the elements and the unknown to sail these seas in rickety vessels all those years ago.

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