Fort Jesus Museum, Mombasa

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Address: Nkrumah Road, near old port, Mombasa., Kenya

Phone: 041-2220058

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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About Fort Jesus Museum, Mombasa

Built by the Portuguese in the year 1593 and designed by Italian architect JoaoBatista Cairato, the fort has stood the test of time. It was built to secure the safety of the Portuguese living in on the east coast of Africa. The fort has faced a lot of attacks and hostilities and has lived to tell the tale. It even acted as a prison for a brief period. Today, the fort is an important historical landmark and also houses a museum.

Initially a fort of strategic value and to repel attacks, the Fort Jesus Museum now acts as a historical attraction and has a museum located inside its premises. You can get tickets for Fort Jesus Museum online in advance if you plan to pay a visit or can even combine Fort Jesus Museum tickets with other Mombasa tours and activities to get attractive deals and offers. Buy tickets for Fort Jesus Museum from our ticketing platform and can even check Fort Jesus Museum ticket prices in advance before planning a visit.

Fort Jesus Museum Information

  • The Fort plays host to a spectacular sound and light show 3 nights each week.

Fort Jesus Museum Ticket Prices

  • Although entrance is free, hiring a guide may cost you anywhere between KSH 300 to KSH 700.

How To reach Fort Jesus Museum by Public Transport

  • Market Bus stop
  • Kanisani Bus stop
  • Mombasa Train Station

Restaurants Near Fort Jesus Museum

  • Rozina House Restaurant
  • Barka Restaurant
  • Jahazi Coffee House
  • Island Dishes
  • AGM Cafe

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Fort Jesus Museum, Mombasa Reviews

  • Located in the Mombasa's Old town, Fort Jesus continues to impress since it was built in 1596...that's a very long time!!. You will be wowed by the rich history preserved there-in. Portuguese, Arabs, and British once inhabited this fort in a bid to conquer the seas and land. It is educational, it is cultural, it is beautiful, it is simply...EPIC

  • The old of the old when you talk of Mombasa. Located in Mombasa old town next to the shore. Home to the first Sultanies. A good tourist attraction site though they need to maintain the place, in 10 years or so we won't be having the fort Jesus. Came to think of it, how did it acquire the name "Jesus" whereas Arabs were the occupant..?

  • Definitely a must visit place which rich in culture about the coastal town of Mombasa. There's an affordable entrance charge and you can find local tour guides at an extra affordable fee. There are several vendors selling local ware good as souvenirs such as sea shells, khangas, local beaded bracelets, neck pieces etc.

  • So much fun and history in one place. You don't need the local guides but if needed be careful not to get over charged. Plan to spend an hour in the fort. Parking is a challenge better park in main town and go by tuktuk.

  • Fort Jesus has a lot of history well preserved too. Our Tour Guide Mohammed knew the history well and explained it very well too. The remains of the whale on display is a sight to behold. I encourage all to visit Fort Jesus when in Mombassa

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