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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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  • Average21%
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Ndia Kuu, Mombasa 00200, Kenya
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just ruins plus very unsafe for tourists. Too many street boys keep your belongings close I lost my necklaces

Thank Lukasz L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a small entrance fee. Apart from being a fort, Fort Jesus is a museum of antiquities including carved doors, ceramics and an exhibit on the culture and history of the coast and its people. This is a must see attraction

Thank GordonW318
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is full of history and with a good guide, your visit might be quite educational. Some of the views facing the ocean can be beautiful. It has lots of places to take pictures. Best times to go there is probably morning when the...More

Thank Emmanuel N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A place to learn about the place that was inhabited by Portuguese, Arabs and Britons where each left a mark of their presence.. The cannons, the meeting room, their regalia etc there is so much to learn.. The multilingual guides are well informed and very...More

Thank Shiroflo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view of the sea is amazing. The local guides are superb helped us understand our rich history. The fort though is getting older and older.

Thank ochieng l
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

its a great place for a day trip being a very old place .. it has been well kept with a lot to learn..it takes a few hours to look around and get to shop and understand history its has an amazing view of the...More

Thank Pauline K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyable visit. The history is beautiful, we had a really knowledge guide so the experince was excellent.

Thank adaoramnjamma
Reviewed 8 December 2017 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 4 December 2017 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 29 November 2017

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
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