Fort Jesus Museum
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.
Fort Jesus Museum Tours
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What's the best way to experience Fort Jesus Museum?
- Full-Day Tour of Mombasa
- Day City/Shore Excursion - Fort Jesus, Old Town, Nguuni & Haller Park Tour
- Mombasa Day Tour
- Private Mombasa Full-Day Excursion
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