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Portuguese Church

Mama Ngina Rd Old Town, Malindi 80200, Kenya
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is the best place to know of the history of the church in kenya, and st. francis Xavier was moving... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
MWANGI M
Church needs airing, smells pretty badly.

This church was built by the Portuguese in the 15th Century. It's small and quaint, with a thatched... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
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Mama Ngina Rd Old Town, Malindi 80200, Kenya
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

is the best place to know of the history of the church in kenya, and st. francis Xavier was moving with his group

Thank MWANGI M
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

This church was built by the Portuguese in the 15th Century. It's small and quaint, with a thatched roof but the smell inside was very overpowering. Interesting graveyard.

Thank judithgarson
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

It is an interesting piece of history - one that actually corrected what we were taught in school about the first Catholic church built in East Africa. This was done by the Portuguese at this site. A very small church but very historical indeed.

Thank Andrew W
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

When i visited, the reception was good. I was able to move around and was given as much detail as i asked for. You learn about the Portuguese and what they did at the eastern coast of Africa.

Thank donkugonza
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

I learnt something new about the history of Christianity in Malindi. the guide was very informed as well

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

the church was destroyed by the Arabs but you have an overview parts of it.......have your camera and drinking water and lunch.

Thank Maiyo T
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

I went without a guide to this old chapel, it's falling apart ( understandably) and could do with some maintenance. It was an interesting visit nonetheless.

Thank Maddie Y
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Reviewed 6 November 2015

Its a small church, but is must visit, and ear the explanations of the old man guide and what he have to tell it...

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Reviewed 16 September 2015

Interesting place to visit, mainly if we consider that Malindi and the north are mostly muslim areas.

1  Thank Lucia B
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Reviewed 11 August 2015

Our guide Gilbert took us here and told us about the tiny chapel, about St. Xavier. The Vasco Da Gama Pillar. Portuguese Church Museum and the Falconry all can be done within half a day.

1  Thank DinmeherBunshah
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