Saturday, September 12, 2015

Fort Jesus, Mombasa | Kenya

Mombassa Fort
Fort Jesus is a Portuguese fort built between 1593 and 1596 located on Mombasa Island to guard the Old Port of Mombasa. The fort is one of the most outstanding and well preserved examples of 16th-century Portuguese military fortifications. Fort Jesus is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2011.

Mombasa is the second-largest city in Kenya, with a population of about 1.3 million. The city is built on an island and connected to the mainland by two causeways.

African Fish Eagle. The stamp is part of a series of bird stamps issued in 2014. 


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