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Vasco da Gama Pillar, Malindi

#12 of 35 in Things to do in Malindi
Monument · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Erected in 1498, Vasco da Gama Pillar helped the famous explorer, and many others after, to navigate their journeys. The limestone pillar bears a cross on top, made of stone from de Gama's native Portugal. Snap a few pictures and enjoy the wide ocean views. Make Vasco da Gama Pillar part of your personalized Malindi itinerary using our Malindi trip itinerary maker app.
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  • Located by the beach,in Malindi town.A guide will quickly take you through the history of the area and the construction of the pillar itself.good to note is the public beach just down the road,white.....  more »
  • When we were on vacation in Malindi, we were staying next door to this site so we decided to visit. The visit was nothing great as the place needs some upgrades. The interest was the age of this...  more »
  • At this place personal curiosity is satisfied. For those who love adventure, this is the place to be. You get to see something that was build centuries ago still intact. An amazing place.
  • Well, to see the pillar, you pay 100 ksh. That includes the old church and the museum. You could either go with a tour guide, at a fee of course... But with a little history taught in school... You could as well be your own tour guide 😏😏
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