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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.
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good43%
  • Average33%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“small gate” (8 reviews)
“paul's hill” (12 reviews)
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Jalan Kota | Bandar Hilir, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
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"small gate"
in 8 reviews
"portuguese history"
in 4 reviews
"paul's hill"
in 12 reviews
"historic place"
in 6 reviews
"photo taking"
in 7 reviews
"in south east asia"
in 4 reviews
"piece of history"
in 5 reviews
"sultanate palace"
in 7 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 13 reviews
"st paul"
in 5 reviews
"visit this place"
in 6 reviews
"old church"
in 4 reviews
"nice view"
in 6 reviews
"nice place"
in 4 reviews
"red square"
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"famosa"
in 37 reviews
"remains"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Had visited this place as a part of my city tour. This is an historic structure with just the remains & nothing much to explore but the view of the sea is great from here

Thank NikhilNahar
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It a nice historical site to visit. One can appreciate the history of melaka. Must visit during visit.

Thank Abuzer N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These are remains of 15th century fortress with some quite stunning veiws at the city. Beautiful and quite well-preserved for its age. It was one of the most interesting landmarks in Melaka. I would recommned to go there at the sunset (there are less people...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

To call it a fort is exaggeration, to say the least. There is not much to see there, but you will pass it anyway, as others have noted, and take a smiling selfie in front of the cannons.

Thank Fcsaba
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Not a lot to see, though the one thing to see is of great historical significance. Worthwhile going there and spending 5 minutes.

Thank nyalpi
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

One of the hot spot in Malacca town you should visit. The old A Famosa fort has been built in 15th Century by Portuguese .

Thank JoeyKualaLumpur
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

The fort is built by the Portuguese in the 16th century and later destroyed by British. It is located on a hill in Malacca. A very popular tourist attraction. Inside the fort, it is shady, quiet, and peaceful.

Thank BillNabilah
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Testimony of the once invincible Portuguese fortress have been excavated at different locations of the historical center. The gate at the footing of St Paul’s Church is the best preserved part of this monumental stone work destroyed by the British in the early 1800 to...More

Thank Vicente8
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Nice view and good for taking historical photos. Learn about the history of the Portuguese here. Do visit this place.

Thank Yew Mun L
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

A good place to take photos. The old canons and buildings is suitable background for some happy-snaps. You can pass through it on the way up Bukit St. Paul. Make sure to go up to Bukit St paul to see the amazing scenery.

Thank Adam L
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391ahmadd
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.
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Chook60
26 June 2016|
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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
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