Fort Jesus

Fort Jesus

playing archeologist at a unique Portuguese fortification from the 16th century

Location: 

Fort Jesus Museum, P. O. Box 82412, Mombasa, Kenya

Duration: 

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Personal highlights

  1. Fort Jesus: build in late 1500 by the Portuguese to protect the port
  2. Mombasa Island: connected to the mainland by bridges and ferries
  3. Mombasa History: nearly a millennia of settling, defence and warfare
  4. Tour guide: desperately trying tell their services, offering free stories
  5. UNESCO: one of the best preserved 16th century Portuguese fortifications

Image sources

  1. Canons: ready for action!
  2. Playing archeologist
  3. Crumbling old facade
  4. Original wall paintings
  5. Proudly standing up

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