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Old Town
Entering Old Town
Entering Old Town
Old Town is located in Kenya
Old Town
Old Town
Old Town
Coordinates: 4°3′32″S 39°40′35″E / 4.05889°S 39.67639°E / -4.05889; 39.67639Coordinates: 4°3′32″S 39°40′35″E / 4.05889°S 39.67639°E / -4.05889; 39.67639
Country  Kenya
County Mombasa County
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Old Town in 1572

Old Town is an area of Mombasa, Kenya. Situated on the south-east side of Mombasa Island, the Old Town covers an area of 72 hectares (180 acres), and is inhabited by a mix of local, Arab, Asian, Portuguese and British settlers.[1]

In 1997, the Old Town and Fort Jesus were submitted by the National Museums of Kenya for selection in UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

The area is located to the east of Mombasa Island, adjacent to Tudor Creek.

Architecture[edit]

Buildings in the Old Town are influenced by Mombasa's trade culture, with many examples of Portuguese and Islamic architecture.[3][4]

Attractions[edit]

Fort Jesus[edit]

Main article: Fort Jesus

The Portuguese Fort Jesus is located in the Old Town, and is Mombasa's most popular tourist attraction.[5]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • MombasaInfo (2009a), Old Town, MombasaInfo, retrieved 4 April 2009 
  • MombasaInfo (2009b), Fort Jesus, MombasaInfo, retrieved 4 April 2009 
  • Planetware (2011), The Old Town Description, Richmond Hill, Ontario: PlanetWare, inc., retrieved 24 January 2011 
  • UNESCO (2011a), Mombasa Old Town, World Heritage Convention (United Nations: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), retrieved 24 January 2011 
  • UNESCO (2011b), Fort Jesus, World Heritage Convention (United Nations: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), retrieved 24 January 2011 



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eTurboNews
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:00:00 -0700

Kenya's coastal tourism fraternity is reeling from news that last evening, around 1730 hours East African time, a German female tourist was shot dead in the old town of Mombasa, while her companion was injured and taken to a local hospital for ...
 
BYM News (press release)
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 12:37:30 -0800

... boardwalk and retail outlets. It is based on a four-acre beach-front site, across the creek from the historic Fort Jesus and the skyline of Mombasa Old Town. Walcon Marine, whose previous projects include Palm Beach Marina Florida, Sydney Boat Show ...
 
BYM News (press release)
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 07:11:15 -0800

... boardwalk and retail outlets. It is based on a four-acre beach-front site, across the creek from the historic Fort Jesus and the skyline of Mombasa Old Town. Walcon Marine, whose previous projects include Palm Beach Marina Florida, Sydney Boat Show ...
 
The Star
Thu, 30 Jan 2014 23:30:00 -0800

Fishermen in Mombasa's Old Town have raised concern over the state of a new fish market built for them. The market facility, which cost Sh20 million, was handed over to them last December by the Fisheries department in Mombasa after five years of ...

Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com
Sun, 10 Aug 2014 05:06:55 -0700

Mombasa, Kenya - In July, a Russian visitor was shot dead near Fort Jesus, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Mombasa's Old Town. Police ruled the killing a robbery. Three weeks later, assailants shot a German tourist at point-blank range, while she and ...

postzambia.com

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:18:45 -0700

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