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A Famosa Fort

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Jalan Kota | Bandar Hilir, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
+60 16-992 9042
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This 16th century Portuguese fort has been mostly destroyed; in its heyday it occupied a massive area and contained numerous government buildings, churches and hospitals.
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Jalan Kota | Bandar Hilir, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
+60 16-992 9042
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Porta de Santiago is one of the gates of the former A Famosa fortress. There’s a kink in the passage to slow down the advance of enemy troops and enclosed two sets of walls. Entrances on the side provide access to the gap between...More

Thank cpr2exs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the fort from where the Portuguese entered the Malay land!!! This is historic and has several ruins still left which showed the glimpses of The famous Famosa Fort!!!

Thank Amik T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's virtually nothing left of A Famosa Fort; only the gateway remains. The original fort was built by Alfonso de Albaquerque, the Portuguese general, in 1511 but the British in the 19th century decided to dismantle it just leaving this gate. The stone carvings at...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were these buskers inside the fort and while I can appreciate their want/need to earn a living, I was a bit disappointed that they were hogging the inside of the fort. And the music wasn't even that good.

Thank thekoocheykoo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The oldest surviving Portuguese / European fortress remains is a must see. From its last remaining bricked building to the many cannons displayed on the lawn. Located at the foot of St Paul's Hill, an idea is to first visit the St Paul's Ruins at...More

Thank marfield49
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this fort is very old and when you find out the history of this building and see the old grave stones you will take in the gravity of the area and how it got there, worth a look

Thank stephen2912
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were drawn to the fort by the song 'Country Road' sang by a couple , sitted in a shaded corner in the interior of the fort. This fort must really have been well built in those days to be still able to he standing...More

Thank GAN L
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Small fort place . Quite a hotspot for some photographing. Walking thru short tunnel and it lead to church Ruin.

Thank Nylira Y
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Stop by Melaka Freeport Outlet was an amazing experience. The building was very ancient building design to give the signature of British time when they were in our land. Nice place to stop on our way back to KL

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Even with small kids I managed to bring them all up the fort, just be ready with wipes, tissues and plenty of water. If you don't have any, there are many sellers selling drinks once up there at the fort. Nice souvenirs can be found...More

Thank Effa M
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Ahmad D
13 March 2017|
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Response from Lita K | Reviewed this property |
You can just go around by yourself. You may walk from down town and all heritage places is in walking distance. The sign n map are easy to find. Enjoy your time.
26 June 2016|
Response from Kamalmo | Reviewed this property |
Not that far as A Famosa is in the city centre. You can take a cab from the terminal and charges between RM20-30