Inner gate, dedicatory inscription in Portuguese, translated as: "When Philip of Austria was reigning as Philip I of Portugal this fortress was founded at his command with the name of Jesus of Mombasa on the eleventh of April, 1593. At this time Matias d'Albuquerque was Viceroy of India, and the Caption Major Mateus Mendes de Vasconcelos had arrived with his fleet at this harbor with the Chief Architect of India, João Batista Cairato, with Gaspar Rodrigues serving as the Master of the Works."

Mombasa, Kenya



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