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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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  • Average21%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“great history” (16 reviews)
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Ndia Kuu, Mombasa 00200, Kenya
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fort Jesus museum is a nice place to visit in Mombasa town. There is a small entry which is to be paid. If you are visiting Mombasa this place should be on your list. It has great history behind it and offers an in depth...More

Thank Dileep K
Reviewed 1 week ago

History is a way of remembering where we come from; no matter how painful. This helps generations not to repeat mistakes committed by their fore fathers. This sight does just that! This is the commemoration of the war waged by the British; you cannot come...More

Thank Gordin N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit here. I had gone there previously but I don't recall being quite as impressed. Keep up the good job of preserving our heritage. My children enjoyed it too ☺️

Thank WairimuWairoto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was really interesting to learn about the Portuguese and Arab history and the influences in Mombasa however the site is not well maintained. It would be a shame for it not to be there in the future as a place to visit.

Thank London_PR28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great History Tour, a little boring for the children. Not far to drive and beautiful views. Everyone recommend it but was just OK?

Thank louisewalker03
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fort Jesus is a fort located on Mombasa Island. Designed by Italian Giovanni Battista Cairati, it was built between 1593 and 1596, by order of King Philip I of Portugal, to guard the Old Port of Mombasa. It is one of the top tourist attractions...More

Thank Natty1015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In every city, one must visit the Big Old Fort. This one is pretty good. Especially the Oman Room. s

Thank UsaPassportStamper
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fort Jesus is great as an insight into coastal history, with the Portuguese and Arab influences. The real goldmine is the museum, where you can see artefacts from the land and sea all the way back to the 11th century.

Thank ricky s
Reviewed 21 June 2017

To enjoy our history of Kenyan Coast, Visit Fort Jesus and have a feel like the old felt. Its well maintained and good price.

Thank mwas2
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Fort Jesus is a must visit for anyone who visits Mombasa. It is an incredible historic site showcasing the rich history of Mombasa from a military stand point.

Thank James W
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