Facts and Data
Official Unesco Page
Unesco World heritage since: 2011
Size of heritage: 2.36 ha
- Buffer zone: 31 ha
The Fort, built by the Portuguese in 1593-1596 to the designs of Giovanni Battista Cairati to protect the port of Mombasa, is one of the most outstanding and well preserved examples of 16th Portuguese military fortification and a landmark in the history of this type of construction. The Fort's layout and form reflected the Renaissance ideal that perfect proportions and geometric harmony are to be found in the human body. The property covers an area of 2.36 hectares and includes the fort's moat and immediate surroundings.
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Hotels and places to stay
Serena Beach Hotel & Spa
Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa
PrideInn Hotels Diani
Severin Sea Lodge
PrideInn Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa
Pavilion Holiday Resort
Bamburi Beach Hotel
PRIDE INN NYALI
Small airport - 5 mi (8 km) Mombasa Moi International Airport
Large airport - 9 mi (15 km) Ukunda Airstrip
Small airport - 26 mi (42 km) Malindi Airport
Medium airport - 57 mi (92 km) Tanga Airport
Medium airport - 90 mi (146 km) Pemba Airport
Medium airport - 92 mi (148 km) Lushoto Airport
Small airport - 111 mi (180 km) Kilaguni Airport
Small airport - 132 mi (213 km) Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Large airport - 262 mi (423 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- Chake Chake
- Dar es Salaam
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.