Fort Jesus Museum, Mombasa

3.9
#1 of 7 in Museums in Coast Province
The World Heritage Site of Fort Jesus Museum ranks among the best-preserved examples of 16th-century Portuguese military architecture. Built in 1593 by Portuguese settlers, from a bird's-eye view the fort resembles the form of a man--believed to be Jesus--lying with his head facing out to sea. Tour this national treasure and learn its history, from its defense barracks to its 19th-century prison. Guides are available at the entrance to enrich your appreciation of the impressive fortification, which includes Portuguese, British, and Arab influences. Add Fort Jesus Museum to your Mombasa travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Mombasa trip itinerary builder website .
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  • Fort Jesus is very interesting as a heritage site and also provides an excellent view of the Indian Ocean. It is located in Old Town Mombasa so the area provides a lot to see. Be prepared to walk over...  more »
  • Interesting place for fans of history, for the rest-not necessarily, for me personally a little boring, neglected.
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  • Really loved the place. They've taken their time to preserve the history The guide was good with gave lot if detail... Nice experience
  • There is this old air around the fort. The site if the building is just something I advise everyone to experience. After going here, take a walk to the old town and see the beautiful olden buildings
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