Fort Jesus Museum Tours

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During the last years of the sixteenth century, the Portuguese constructed a massive fort to protect the port of Mombasa. Designed by Giovanni Battista Cairati, Fort Jesus is one of the best preserved examples of Portuguese military architecture from the era, as well as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Today, Mombasa’s most visited attraction houses the Fort Jesus Museum. The collection includes archaeological finds not only from Fort Jesus, but from nearby sites as well. Highlights include a collection of ceramics from the Kenyan coast and what’s left of the San Antonio de Tanna, a Portuguese gunner that sank not far from the fort in the late seventeenth century.

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English guide books for the fort are available at the ticket desk. You’ll also encounter plenty of official and unofficial guides who will take you around the fort for a fee.
Location
Address: Nkrumah Rd, Mombasa 80100, Kenya
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Hours: 8am to 6pm
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Admission: Ksh 1200
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