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Very Historical

This small but imposing church is certainly historical. Our driver stopped by this on the way to... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
Portland, Oregon
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Remembering the history of Malindi

A must see stop when taking a Tuk Tuk tour of Malindi together with other historical buildings and... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2018
Kampala, Uganda
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Mama Ngina Rd Old Town, Malindi 80200, Kenya
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting to see and hear about the history of this place. Has a small graveyard which is very pretty and well kept too. Surrounded by modern apartments and restaurants it is almost hidden and easy to drive past but it is next to the Baobab...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

This small but imposing church is certainly historical. Our driver stopped by this on the way to the beach. I found it interesting that the locals embrace much of their colonial heritage. Worth a visit just to touch base on how old things are here.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 27, 2018

A must see stop when taking a Tuk Tuk tour of Malindi together with other historical buildings and sites.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Safariafficionado
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

I love that they have preserved this little gem! It may not be very big, but the fact that has stood for so many centuries is quite impressive. Built by the Portuguese Catholics 1498 in what was then and continues to be a Muslim dominated...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mommydoe
Reviewed March 26, 2018

is the best place to know of the history of the church in kenya, and st. francis Xavier was moving with his group

Date of experience: March 2018
Reviewed August 17, 2017

This church was built by the Portuguese in the 15th Century. It's small and quaint, with a thatched roof but the smell inside was very overpowering. Interesting graveyard.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank judithgarson
Reviewed April 26, 2017

It is an interesting piece of history - one that actually corrected what we were taught in school about the first Catholic church built in East Africa. This was done by the Portuguese at this site. A very small church but very historical indeed.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Andrew W
Reviewed April 10, 2017

When i visited, the reception was good. I was able to move around and was given as much detail as i asked for. You learn about the Portuguese and what they did at the eastern coast of Africa.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank donkugonza
Reviewed December 5, 2016

I learnt something new about the history of Christianity in Malindi. the guide was very informed as well

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank kimberly w
Reviewed October 18, 2016

the church was destroyed by the Arabs but you have an overview parts of it.......have your camera and drinking water and lunch.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Maiyo T
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