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Address: Mama Ngina Rd Old Town, Malindi, Kenya

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historic view of fort jesus

the church was destroyed by the Arabs but you have an overview parts of it.......have your camera and drinking water and lunch.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
Maiyo T

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

the church was destroyed by the Arabs but you have an overview parts of it.......have your camera and drinking water and lunch.

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Thank Maiyo T
Nairobi Region, Kenya
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

I went without a guide to this old chapel, it's falling apart ( understandably) and could do with some maintenance. It was an interesting visit nonetheless.

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Oeiras, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

Its a small church, but is must visit, and ear the explanations of the old man guide and what he have to tell it...

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Interesting place to visit, mainly if we consider that Malindi and the north are mostly muslim areas.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

Our guide Gilbert took us here and told us about the tiny chapel, about St. Xavier. The Vasco Da Gama Pillar. Portuguese Church Museum and the Falconry all can be done within half a day.

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Kampala, Uganda
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

A very historical site, now restored and with an adjoining grave yard which gives an insight into those long gone days ... leave a generous tip, the keeper deserves it ...

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Nairobi
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015 via mobile

Though there is not much to see in the church as one would expect when they hear the word Church.. It's a very basic and simple building which has a history, so if you in the area do visit .. Google maps is not accurate, so ask local don't follow the map.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

This church was built by Vasco da Gama in the late fifteenth century and has withstood many years of conflict and weathering. It has some old graves beside it including of his fellow sea-men who died in his voyage about the year 1493

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Nairobi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

This is an interesting place to visit if you are interested in the history of east Africa, particularly the religious aspects of it. It shows how the Europeans used religion to relate to Africans in East Africa. The place has a caretaker who clearly has memorized the historical aspects, however it would do with a facelift. It is run and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

We visited the Portuguese Church as part of our ticket which also include a visit to the Malindi Museum and the Vasco da Gama Pillar (ticket cost is about $6). This little church is very simple but spirit-filled. The young guide was very helpful in explaining the church's history. Although the items in church have seen better days, it was... More 

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