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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%
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Ndia Kuu, Mombasa 00200, Kenya
+254 720 650869
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Interesting part of african history. European looking fortress with long oman history. Beautiful views of old town and ocean. Worth seeing.

Thank Dzem
Reviewed 5 days ago

We did this as part of a full day tour, so I do not have the experience of looking for a guide. We got a guide as part of our tour and found him very knowledgable and was able to tell us details that were...More

Thank Jennifer171
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There is so much more than meets the eye with this monument. The best way to go about it is to get a guide. Most of them are very knowledegeable and help you to not be overcharged at the souvenir shops in and around Old...More

Thank REA-Eastafrica
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not good value for foreigners who are forced to pay a huge amount to get in compared with Kenyans. To see some old walls and canons this is as good as fraud! You will be accosted as soon as you get in by...More

Thank Shelley J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mzee (the 60old guide) kept close and followed me (until I engaged) politely I played along then it became assumed I hired him (earlier i refused when 2 fake guides outside accosted me aggressively holding up credentials...)"I have 20years fort experience" and he's Right- better...More

Thank BonomB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is good to go there but the entry fees is quite expensive .so i had a look from outside but it was looking nice and it is near to old city

Thank akshayrathor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being portuguese it was amazing to see live what our ancesters built as well as to perceive the vision of our leaders at the 15th century. The guide was very friendly and show every corner of the fort.

Thank Armando M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the fort when I was 13yrs old and it was as historical as of yesterday. From sight and the story. Recently I went back but all I saw were too many modern renovations, small shops introduced inside the museum yet we have more...More

Thank jackykowa
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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