Top Historical Monuments and Landmarks in Mombasa

Mombasa is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Mombasa one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Mombasa is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Mombasa or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Mombasa. Explore the historical monuments of Mombasa with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Mombasa guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Mombasa page for the complete list of attractions and activities.

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Let's witness the history of Mombasa with these top historical monuments and landmarks:

  1. Fort Jesus Museum

    #1 of 4 Historical Places in Mombasa
    Fort Jesus Museum

    Tags: Museum, Landmark, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Nkrumah Road, near old port, Mombasa.

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

    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 th...Read more

  2. Old Town

    #2 of 4 Historical Places in Mombasa
    Old Town

    Tags: Walking Area, Historical Site, Restaurant, Street Market

    Address: Abdel Nasser Road, next to Fort Jesus, Mombasa

    Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Located around Fort Jesus, this historic district has mostly been converted into souvenir shops and restaurants. From good antique shops to street bargaining, you will find a lot of interesting items ...Read more

  3. Jumba La Mtwana

    #3 of 4 Historical Places in Mombasa
    Jumba La Mtwana

    Tags: Mosque, Historical Site, Nature, Tomb

    Address: Coast, Kilifi district, Kenya

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    'Jumba la Mtwana' in local language Swahili means ‘large house of the slaves’. Built in the 14th century and supposedly abandoned in the 15th, the ruins now hold mosques, a tomb and houses...Read more

  4. Mombasa Tusks

    #4 of 4 Historical Places in Mombasa
    Mombasa Tusks

    Tags: Walking Area, Monument

    Address: Opposite Uhuru Gardens, Moi Ave, Mombasa, Kenya

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    Moi Avenue is known for the giant pair of elephant tusks. These tusks are made from aluminium and were put up in the year 1956 for the commemoration of a visit to Mombasa by Princess Margaret....Read more

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