Fort Jesus

Description

The impressive Fort Jesus on Mombasa Island is a significant historical landmark in East Africa and a popular attraction for local and international visitors.

It was built in 1593 to guard the entrance of the harbour by order of King Philip I of Portugal, also King Philip II of Spain, joint monarch of the Portuguese and Spanish Kingdoms. The fort was given the name of Jesus, and displays the shape of a man from the air.

In 2011 Fort Jesus was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its significance as one of the most outstanding and well-preserved examples of 16th Century Portuguese military fortifications.

Apart from its status as a major tourist destination, the Fort is an important host for numerous research programs, a Conservation Lab, and Education Department and the Old Town Conservation Office.
This place was added by Leinmach Guest House, Nyali

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Accommodation near Fort Jesus

*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.

from R756
1 night, 2 adults

Lotus Hotel

Sleeps 48 Makadara Hotel in Makadara
0.54km from Fort Jesus

Lotus Hotel is situated in a quiet area in Mombasa, only a short walk to various shops and restauran...

from R178
1 night, 2 adults

The Royal Palace Hotel

Sleeps 30 Makadara Hotel, Makadara Bed and Breakfast in Makadara
0.54km from Fort Jesus

The Royal Palace Hotel is situated in the Makadara district in Mombasa, 10 minutes’ drive from the M...

from R300
1 night, 2 adults

New Palm Tree Hotel

Sleeps 66 Makadara Hotel, Makadara Bed and Breakfast in Makadara
0.66km from Fort Jesus

New Palm Tree Hotel is situated in the central business district of Mombasa. We offer exclusive hos...

from R289
1 night, 2 adults

Sea-front Family Holiday Home

Sleeps 30 Mkomani Guest House in Mkomani
0.72km from Fort Jesus

Sea-front Family Holiday Home is located in Mombasa near Nyali Bridge, just 1km from the city centre...

from R467
1 night, 2 adults

Dancourt Hotel

Sleeps 50 Makadara Hotel in Makadara
0.82km from Fort Jesus

Dancourt Hotel Mombasa is a comfortable business hotel, in the heart of Mombasa’s city within easy r...

from R322
1 night, 2 adults

Suhufi Palace Hotel

Sleeps 88 Kikowani Hotel in Kikowani
1.04km from Fort Jesus

Suhufi Palace Hotel in Mombasa, is situated in the heart of Mombasa Island, along Abdul Nassir Road.

from R3,469
1 night, 2 adults

Sentrim Castle Royal Hotel - Mombasa

Sleeps 204 Mwembe Hotel in Mwembe
1.11km from Fort Jesus

Sentrim Castle Roayal Hotel is a luxury hotel located in the centre of Mombasa, on the bustling Moi ...

from R623
1 night, 2 adults

Regency Park Hotel

Sleeps 92 Moja Hotel in Moja
1.29km from Fort Jesus

Set in the heart of Mombasa City, The Regency Park Hotel comprises self-contained single, double and...

from R1,245
1 night, 2 adults

Royal Court Hotel

Sleeps 182 Mwembe Hotel in Mwembe
1.49km from Fort Jesus

Located in the city centre, on one of the business streets, the Royal Court Hotel presents a stunnin...

from R1,156
1 night, 2 adults

Prideinn Hotel Mombasa

Sleeps 30 Mwembe Hotel in Mwembe
1.54km from Fort Jesus

Enjoy the world of ancient Indian hospitality at PrideInn Hotel and Conferencing Mombasa in Hailles ...

 
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