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“Church needs airing, smells pretty badly.”
Review of Portuguese Church

Portuguese Church
Ranked #14 of 26 things to do in Malindi
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Reviewed 17 August 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 27 April 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 11 April 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.

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Reviewed 5 December 2016

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

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Reviewed 18 October 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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