A Famosa Fort
A Famosa Fort
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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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  • Blue Heeler
    Brisbane, Australia722 contributions
    Quite small but worth a visit.
    Not actually a lot to see as there are very few architectural remnants. But it is worth seeing just to understand the history of the area. Located close by is a shopping mall with lots of food outlets. We found this convenient after walking around the area in the heat.
    Visited January 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 20 January 2023
  • Tash
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2 contributions
    Malacca Full Day
    Awfully hot weather. But it was a good visit. Would recommend to bring water and small fan along. Shades and comfortable shoes. River cruise was kind of boring. literally fell asleep. but would recommend to ride them at night instead of day where you can see all the bright lights from bars and shoplots long the river.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 July 2023
  • Sumaira Farween
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2 contributions
    Trip to Melaka
    Free of charge and kids can enjoy even though there is bit of hiking. Better to bring water and cap for kids. It’s crowded during Malaysian school holidays. If you plan properly, you can visit many museums around the same area.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 August 2023
  • Haytham Abu Firas
    Qatar14,377 contributions
    Historical Fort
    Climbed many steps to the top of the fort. Many huge stones with sculptures, great view to the city, cannons, few tombs for ancients. A Famosa was undergo many attacks for over 2 centuries. Lately, was destructed by British. Short visit but guide needed OR you have to read about.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 September 2023
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WongHY17
Subang Jaya, Malaysia398 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
A Famosa is an integral part of Melaka history.
Built by the Portuguese in 1512.
Occupied by the Dutch in 1641.
Demolished by the British in 1807.

Only the Porta de Santiago gatehouse and some ruins are left.
Snap some photos with the cannons.
Written 29 October 2023
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Haytham Abu Firas
Qatar14,377 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
Climbed many steps to the top of the fort. Many huge stones with sculptures, great view to the city, cannons, few tombs for ancients. A Famosa was undergo many attacks for over 2 centuries. Lately, was destructed by British. Short visit but guide needed OR you have to read about.
Written 23 September 2023
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Sumaira Farween
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Free of charge and kids can enjoy even though there is bit of hiking. Better to bring water and cap for kids. It’s crowded during Malaysian school holidays. If you plan properly, you can visit many museums around the same area.
Written 30 August 2023
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Dream56589722778
3 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Good journey....nice food..Nice place, nice view, nice trip with family. Lovely place...love this place.
Written 12 August 2023
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Tash
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia2 contributions
Jun 2023 • Friends
Awfully hot weather. But it was a good visit. Would recommend to bring water and small fan along. Shades and comfortable shoes. River cruise was kind of boring. literally fell asleep. but would recommend to ride them at night instead of day where you can see all the bright lights from bars and shoplots long the river.
Written 14 July 2023
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Jo S
34 contributions
Jun 2023
Sad to see that the place was not nicely maintained. Not wheelchair accessible. Thankfully there were information boards around to provide more information and insights to the place!
Written 4 July 2023
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DipuKV
Pune, India2,174 contributions
Jun 2023 • Solo
You see the fort, the sole remnant of Portuguese architecture in this city, as you climb down St Paul’s Hill. Good for a visit & selfies / clicks.
Written 17 June 2023
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Blue Heeler
Brisbane, Australia722 contributions
Jan 2023 • Business
Not actually a lot to see as there are very few architectural remnants. But it is worth seeing just to understand the history of the area. Located close by is a shopping mall with lots of food outlets. We found this convenient after walking around the area in the heat.
Written 20 January 2023
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B T
London, UK1,194 contributions
Aug 2022
There is hardly any of the fort left, but it is worth seeing what is there as the stone carvings over the entrance gate are good.
Written 24 August 2022
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Docs On Vacay
Malaysia2,542 contributions
Jun 2022
The famous Portuguese fortress built in 1512 was destroyed in the Battle of Malacca in 1641, and by British Forces in 1807.

Truly a beautiful historical place
Written 27 June 2022
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