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Fort Jesus Museum

Ndia Kuu, Mombasa 00200, Kenya
+254 720 650869
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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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Ndia Kuu, Mombasa 00200, Kenya
+254 720 650869
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

So you would think mombasa island is all about water and talking pure Swahili or interacting with the 'waswahili' as they are called but you haven't met her yet until you have 'tasted' the walls of the great fortitude of the Portuguese people. Seated picturesque...More

Thank Betsy W
Reviewed 4 days ago

Really lovely place to visit, the guide we had was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Definitely a must if you go into Old Town Mombassa

Thank Olutravel
Reviewed 4 days ago

There is a lot of history inside that fortress! Try to find a good local guide outside the Fort Jesus,who will be able to tell and explain all necessary historical events and facts regarding the fortress in a very short time.I was very happy with...More

Thank Andreja_8
Reviewed 1 week ago

well, i got to learn about our history and met lovely tourists , the size of the guns was orgasmic and the story of how they survived at the fort was hilarious ...i liked it

Thank Kiven K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Now a good place to walk around with a museum. Great views across the Indian ocean. Chilling stories about slavery

Thank Martin P
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is nice to visit a place where it shows how locals were defending themselves from the Portuguese. The catel is old now but always enjoyable to visit...

Thank Mansour M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is very interesting and to hear all the stories of how the portugese guarded the coast ,the building looks very old but very well maintained. The children were so excited to visit this place and learn

Thank donelsao
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An old centre marking with old building archive like.local items collections,worth visiting to have few knowledge of local culutre

1  Thank anishavlani
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Note: This is not for small kids. Its a great place for kids to run around but the sad history makes this more for the mature crowd. It was fascinating to see many old artifacts and cannon balls from the 19th century and before. Its...More

1  Thank Globesetter27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in Mombasa just opposite the old town and a fabulous restaurant. Guides are available though not mandatory and do not be coerced into accepting them,also agree payment before hand to avoid ugly scenes later. The tour will take you round the parapets and the...More

Thank Byron78
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