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Portuguese Church

Mama Ngina Rd Old Town, Malindi 80200, Kenya
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Sweet little church!

I love that they have preserved this little gem! It may not be very big, but the fact that has... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mommydoe
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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history of the church in kenya

is the best place to know of the history of the church in kenya, and st. francis Xavier was moving... read more

Reviewed March 26, 2018
MWANGI M
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Mama Ngina Rd Old Town, Malindi 80200, Kenya
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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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

Thank MWANGI M
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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.

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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.

Thank Andrew W
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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.

Thank donkugonza
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Reviewed December 5, 2016

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

Thank kimberly w
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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.

Thank Maiyo T
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Reviewed August 2, 2016

I went without a guide to this old chapel, it's falling apart ( understandably) and could do with some maintenance. It was an interesting visit nonetheless.

Thank Maddie Y
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Reviewed November 6, 2015

Its a small church, but is must visit, and ear the explanations of the old man guide and what he have to tell it...

1  Thank Tito A
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Reviewed September 15, 2015

Interesting place to visit, mainly if we consider that Malindi and the north are mostly muslim areas.

1  Thank Lucia B
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