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Fort Jesus Museum

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Address: Ndia Kuu, Mombasa 00200, Kenya
Phone Number: +33 (0)1 45 68 43 78
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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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I always enjoy visiting old forts, reading of their history, looking through the embrasures at the port, over the canons, imagining ships sailing in etc. - seeing various relics... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I always enjoy visiting old forts, reading of their history, looking through the embrasures at the port, over the canons, imagining ships sailing in etc. - seeing various relics. Good to see - our children enjoyed it as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is rich of mombasa history. Indeed there's a reason why it's UNESCO world heritage center.

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Thank Sonie17
Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much history can be found here.. Are sure to get a tour guide as they have alot if history to pass on. They views are great as well as being g able to see Portuguese, Arab and British influences all in one.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An ancient with heavy historical happenings in the East African Coast. It's part of Mombasa, every visitor to go to place while enjoying full view of Mombasa old town and the Indian Ocean. A learning experience with a tour guide.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a historic place and a mixture of portuguese, indian, arab and british culture. You can visit here and old town within half day.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Again, as Mombasa has very few attractions, Fort Jesus again is a must. There are two shops near the entrance but go to the one on the left to buy souvenirs as his prices are awesome. The one on the right is expensive and does not bargain. I have not been inside the fort as I had promised my family... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this facilitate is maned by the national museum of kenya ,the place is filled with freelances tour guides who can at times charge expensive for the tour around

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

its a rich historical site with an ancient kind of architecture. in the fort are ancient stuffs and curio shops where you can purchase a number of gifts for your family and friends

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the most amazing afternoon touring at the Fort Jesus. If you are picture lover like myself, you may end up with thousands of photos from this beautiful heritage site. Our tour guide Musa was very helpful, showing us around this place, the old town, market and the Indian temple. It is a must do and is best appreciated with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although the la gauge barrier may rob you of the complete picture and history, you will walk away having learnt something new. I was blown away by the site, as it is not something shown on media or even spoken about in 2016 (the history, that is). I appreciated the friendly service and enrichment. Very happy tourist.

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