Khoja Mosque


Looking for all the world like a colonial-era post office, this stone mosque for the city's Ismaili community was built in the 1920s and is one of downtown Nairobi's more appealing architectural landmarks.

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1. Jamia Mosque

0.15 MILES

Amid the clutter of downtown, Nairobi’s main mosque is a lovely building in typical Arab-Muslim style, with all the domes, marble and Quranic inscriptions…

2. National Archives

0.37 MILES

Right in the bustling heart of Nairobi is the distinctive National Archives, the ‘Memory of the Nation’, a vast collection of documents and reference…

3. Holy Family Cathedral


The main Catholic church in the city, this is a key downtown landmark and one of Nairobi's most important churches.

6. Parliament House

0.59 MILES

If you fancy a look at how democracy works in Kenya, it’s possible to obtain a free permit for the public gallery at Parliament House when parliament is…

7. Uhuru Park

0.63 MILES

An expanse of manicured green on the fringe of the central city, this attractive park is a popular respite from the downtown noise and bustle. It owes its…

8. American Embassy Memorial Garden

0.64 MILES

This well-tended walled garden occupies the former site of the American embassy, which was destroyed by terrorist bombings on 7 August 1998. It’s a lovely…