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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Top Historical Mombasa landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Mombasa.
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Nkrumah Road, near old port, Mombasa.
08:00 am - 06:00 pm
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 peri...
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Abdel Nasser Road, next to Fort Jesus, Mombasa
09:00 am - 07:00 pm
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 and artefacts over here. For architecture fans, this place will leave you awestruck.
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Coast, Kilifi district, Kenya
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
'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. The ruins give you a serene yet spooky feeling! You’ll witness how nature and humans co existed peacefully in the 14th century.