Five Popular World Heritage Sites in Africa

Fredrick Ngugi July 28, 2016
Fort Jesus

Section of Fort Jesus, a World Heritage site in Kenya. UNESCO

Fort Jesus (Kenya)
Located in Mombasa, Kenya’s coastal city, Fort Jesus was built between 1593 and 1596 by Portuguese invaders. Its outstanding design reflects the Giovanni Battista Cairati design, which was synonymous with Portuguese military’s fortification of the 16th century. Built to protect the port of Mombasa, the fort’s most outstanding feature is the massive protection trench. The site, which covers about 2.5 hectares, is a true landmark in Kenya’s history.


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