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.

Lotus Hotel |
from R689
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...

New Palm Tree Hotel |
from R382
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...

Sentrim Castle Royal Hotel - Mombasa |
from R1,814
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 ...

Royal Court Hotel |
from R1,294
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...

Prideinn Hotel Mombasa |
from R382
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 ...

Hotel Sapphire Limited |
from R880
1 night, 2 adults

Hotel Sapphire Limited

Sleeps 220 Mwembe Hotel in Mwembe
1.87km from Fort Jesus

Hotel Sapphire offers you quality and affordable accommodation in one of Kenya's top safari destinat...

Manchester House Nyali |
from R5,441
1 night, 2 adults

Manchester House Nyali

Sleeps 14 Nyali Self-catering in Nyali
2.04km from Fort Jesus

Manchester House is situated in the beautiful area of Nyali, just outside of Mombasa City. The large...

Meiplace Bandari Villas |
from R1,527
1 night, 2 adults

Meiplace Bandari Villas

Sleeps 6 Nyali Self-catering in Nyali
2.14km from Fort Jesus

Meiplace Bandari Town house is located 6 kilometres from Mombasa‘s town centre, just off Malindi roa...

Jay's Nyali Homestay |
from R647
1 night, 2 adults

Jay's Nyali Homestay

Sleeps 10 Nyali Self-catering, Nyali Bed and Breakfast in Nyali
2.22km from Fort Jesus

Jay’s Nyali Homestay is a splendid house located in the serene Nyali neighbourhood of Mombasa, with ...

Bridge Hotel |
from R583
1 night, 2 adults

Bridge Hotel

Sleeps 92 Tudor Hotel in Tudor
2.62km from Fort Jesus

Bridge Hotel is conveniently located within Mombasa Island, along Ronald Ngala Street, about 10 km f...

 
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