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Fort Jesus Museum

Ndia Kuu, Mombasa 00200, Kenya
+254 735 564441
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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
+254 735 564441
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fort Jesus is a great historic moment for Kenya. The history behind it is worthy of a hollywood epic. Currently the place has been awkwardly renovated with a few new buildings inside the 600 year old fortress. A disappointing feat. There is also two Omani...More

Thank Evans2186
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its situated in old town very simple homes but depict alot of history. Its mind boggling to think of it as having excited for 400 years!!! We got a good guide who was able to explain exactly how the fort came about and the various...More

1  Thank Helen K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place has a lot of history and interesting facts about the early trade, East Africa coast rulers and the occupation of the fort. A good guide will come in handy. Without good interpretation and story telling (not only facts and years), the place can...More

1  Thank alexmatimu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Find out how the Arabs and Europeans cane to the East of Africa. For history buffs it’s worth a visit. It’s even got 2 naval guns outside . One from the German cruiser Konigsberg and the other HMS Canopus

Thank kvnbhrly1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been here many times and I like the structure. But just ignore the tour guides who may stick to you to explain the history or if you need one just agree with him about his charges. You can read the history in the museum...More

Thank Uncle-Iman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was a decent trip. A lot of history, was rushed through as there were many other people. Nice to see the place providing students with the opportunity to intern and spread knowledge, was taken on a tour and she really did well. All in all...More

Thank Paaras R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Kids loved the rich history presented.We got a wonderful,conversant tour guide called aga Khan would recommend h anytime.he made the tour well deserved.

Thank Wairimu M
Reviewed 6 November 2017

This place has so much history its amazing! It truly allows you to understand the history of the island however we expected a bit more but still a nice small museum

Thank MarkBobby
Reviewed 3 November 2017

The fort is mostly walls surrounding ruins with very little to see. Our guide, arranged by our driver from the hotel, rushed through his presentation and rhymed off dates and events with little explanation. Luckily we were already familiar with the history of the area....More

Thank Sam_castor
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Outside you will be harassed by 'guides' be firm with your NO! as inside are free guides who are excellent and you just tip them. Some large steps to climb if you want to see the best so sensible shoes. Worth a visit. Entrance fee...More

Thank Maxina H
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