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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 2 days ago

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 4 days ago

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
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fort Jesus is a must stop over place when visiting Mombasa. It is rich in history. Alot to be learnt about the Omani Arabs and the Portuguese. It's called fort Jesus because the original plan was in shape of Jesus. The guides are friendly and...More

Thank Joshua Denzel M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A definate must in bucket list. We were amazed at History. Went with water taxi and then later on to Old Town Mombasa to go and look

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an old historical fort near my office in Mombasa town. It is a must visit. It holds historical artifact from the time of the Chinese Portugese, Spanish English Arab invasions. It was finally a jail where my grandfather was jailed in the final...More

Thank esther900
Reviewed 1 week ago

first went here as a child and still love this place....the skeletons and the tombs here are very good especially for history. Its good to see ancient things that you just hear about. I think all Kenyans should visit here to know about the migration...More

Thank Rupi N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mombosa itself is rampant with squalor. So sad! This is likely the best to see in town. We did not get to the coast resorts. The Tamarind Village Apartments served as our resort during the short time we were in Mombasa.

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very educational place both the history of arab traders as well as colonialist since the coast of kenya was the gate way..though when visiting be warned of being solicited by some so called tour guides who charge exorbitant prices just to give you a tour...More

Thank paulwilliamthethird
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fort Jesus is an interesting place to visit. You will only enjoy if it is your first time. However, for a repeat visitor, you will find it very boring since the specimen on display are all the same, They are obviously rarely dusted and the...More

1  Thank Bethuel A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You get to walk where people that lived centuries ago walk, if you have an imaginative mind, you can literally feel and be taken back over thousands of years. Make sure you have a guide, alot to learn.

Thank Lorenza J
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