Top Historical Places in Mombasa

Are you looking to explore the history of Mombasa through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Mombasa including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Mombasa. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Mombasa ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Mombasa, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Mombasa for a great trip!

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

  1. Fort Jesus Museum

    Tags: Museum, Landmark, Historical Site, Architecture

    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 ...Read more
  2. Old Town

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

    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.
  3. Jumba La Mtwana

    Tags: Mosque, Historical Site, Nature, Tomb

    '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.
  4. Mombasa Tusks

    Tags: Walking Area, Monument

    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.