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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
Dan W
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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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.

Thank Dan W
Reviewed July 27, 2018

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Thank donkugonza
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
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
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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