Wednesday, October 17

Fort Jesus, Mombasa, has been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List

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Fort Jesus, Mombasa, has been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. This increases Kenya’s UNESCO World Heritage
Sites to five; Mount Kenya Forest, the Sacred Kaya Forest in South Coast, Lamu Old Town and Lake Turkana. Built by the Portuguese in 1593-1596 to protect the port of Mombasa, Fort Jesus is one of the most outstanding and well preserved examples of Portuguese military fortification and a landmark in the history of this type of construction. Today Fort Jesus is a National Monument and remains an interesting place to spend a day exploring the gun turrets, battlements and houses within the walls.

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