Delve into the intriguing history of the Coastal town of Mombasa. Get intimate with the information of the historical events connected to the Mombasa’s culture, history and its origin. Designed by the popular Italian architect Cairati, Fort Jesus is a true historical gem in Mombasa and a UNESCO World Heritage site. It was established in 1593 by the Portuguese. The site later became a prison cell used by the Arabs as torture rooms where slaves were kept in captivity before being shipped away. Today, Fort Jesus is a museum that opens daily for a small fee managed by the National Museums of Kenya.