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Vasco Da Gama Pillar

Vasco da Gama Pillar

Located on the seafront, on an excellent site, some few meters from Malindi jetty. The pillar is one of the oldest European monuments in the Africa and having been built in 1498 by the great Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama as a sign of appreciation for the welcome he received from the Sultan of Malindi.

The cross on the pillar was tested and found to be made of Lisbon limestone, proving that it is the original cross, placed at Malindi in 1498.