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Address: Jalan Kota | Bandar Hilir, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
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+60 16-992 9042
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This 16th century Portuguese fort has been mostly destroyed; in its heyday...

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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Historic Past

The Portuguese were here in 1511 and the remains of the gate of the fort still stands at the foot of St Paul hill. The A Fomosa Fort is the landmark of Malacca and an attraction... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Lian Tiong G
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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Portuguese were here in 1511 and the remains of the gate of the fort still stands at the foot of St Paul hill. The A Fomosa Fort is the landmark of Malacca and an attraction for tourist to have the picture taken. There are museums and other historical buildings within walking distance from the fort.

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Lincoln
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We got there in the weekday early in the morning. Not a lot of people there and nice. Seeing the fort and see the Dutch cemetery around there... The fort were made by the local materials. Red small rocks only found there. There was a singer there too. :) Anyway, it is part of the history. You can buy souvenior... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for photos to be taken and get a feel of the past during the Dutch and Portuguese period.

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go past there for a minute when you're in the area - but don't plan this as a major attraction on your trip!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice photo oportunity! The gate of the fort is picturesque and worth a short visit. And it could be the starting point for climb the hill with church ruins...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks to Raffles, this is the only one of the fort's gates still standing (there are several excavated foundations you can see around town and one other section of wall which is a gun bastion). The British wanted to demolish everything to stop it being used against them. Today it would be called cultural vandalism! As with so many sites... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are going to St Pauls Church you will pass this wonderful wall which you can sit in & imagine what might have taken place within the wall over the many century's its been there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are Portuguese. Revisiting our history is always something very touching. But it is interesting to all who are interested in the history of civilizations

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One cannot visit Melaka without seeing this remaining gate of the original Portuguese fort erected when they founded their colony.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

This is a must see when visiting malacca, a historical place. Go during morning or in the afternoon, avoid noon as it is too hot for photo taking. Recommended place of visit.

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