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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%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Ndia Kuu, Mombasa 00200, Kenya
+254 735 564441
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

Of course visit Fort Jesus for the historical significance, and there is a small museum well worth a visit which has some interesting exhibits. It is also a pleasant way to spend an hour or so leisurely roaming around the site as there are plenty...More

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A Portugese Fort at the entrance of the old harbour in the city of Mombasa. An intriguing history. the Fort once you enter is a lot of empty spaces with strategic points on the facade of the fort where to this day cannons are still...More

Thank Sukesha D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you arrive at Fort Jesus the first thing you will be confronted with are guides wanting to take you on a tour of the Fort and Old Town. You should be able to get a guide to take you on a tour of both...More

1  Thank Ramona L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great local guide to give us tips and information and enjoyed the look back at the coastal history.

Thank MiaM541
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

So you would think mombasa island is all about water and talking pure Swahili or interacting with the 'waswahili' as they are called but you haven't met her yet until you have 'tasted' the walls of the great fortitude of the Portuguese people. Seated picturesque...More

Thank Betsy W
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Really lovely place to visit, the guide we had was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Definitely a must if you go into Old Town Mombassa

Thank Olutravel
Reviewed 18 September 2017

There is a lot of history inside that fortress! Try to find a good local guide outside the Fort Jesus,who will be able to tell and explain all necessary historical events and facts regarding the fortress in a very short time.I was very happy with...More

Thank Andreja_8
Reviewed 15 September 2017

well, i got to learn about our history and met lovely tourists , the size of the guns was orgasmic and the story of how they survived at the fort was hilarious ...i liked it

Thank Kiven K
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Now a good place to walk around with a museum. Great views across the Indian ocean. Chilling stories about slavery

Thank Martin P
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