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Address: Jalan Parameswara, Alor Gajah 78000, Malaysia
Phone Number: 0169929042
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Description: 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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A good place for family with kids or for friends where we can learn the history and feel it. Students are also encourage to come and visit this place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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Selangor, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

A good place for family with kids or for friends where we can learn the history and feel it. Students are also encourage to come and visit this place.

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This fort is best visited early morning...by afternoon - it was very hot and crowded. The remaining of Fort - nice to snap photos and walk around. We took the decorated trishaws from our hotel for 1 hour. The fort was our 2nd stop. Visited with my family. Great for any age. Bring water as it is very hot after... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

It's in all the tourist materials...so why not visit it to see for yourself.. It's small remain of an old fort..nothing to see but take some photos to show you been to see a part of malacca's history and heritage

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

According to Wikipedia, A Famosa is among the oldest surviving European architectural remains in south east Asia. The Porta de Santiago, a small gate house, is the only part of the fortress which still remains today. It reminds you of the struggles Melaka has gone through and what ultimately helped to shape and influence this small state.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I am lucky to see this particular Famous Kota A Famosa,which is called as Famosa is a Portuguese fortress.Malaysia was ruled by an Indian king called Parameswara in the past and the street has been named as Jalan Parameswara.This fort and the surroundings are the history of Malaysia. You can see tourists all the time depends on the climate.Very easy... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This place will remind you about the great history of Malacca. Even this Famosa is not belong to Malays, but this Famosa Fort is one from the thousand story that was happened in Malacca hundred years ago...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

It is sad to see the mighty fortress which used to be the glorious watchout over the Straits of Malacca now in such a sorry state. Drawfed by high rise shopping complexes and condominiums, it is now surrounded by development. Built in 1511 under Alfonso de Alburqueque, this historical structure is one of the few European architectural remains in Asia.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Not much to see here, but since you're in melaka already why not give it a shot because its part of the history too right? When you're here follow the stairs at the back and it will brings you to St. John's Fort

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

really? who doesn't know that it is a MUST-GO place when you are visiting Melaka?! whatever kind of camera you are using, take picturessss!! well, lots of people said it is just a remnants of what's left behind centuries ago, HEY! read up the history before you visit the place, you'll appreciate what you see in front of you and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

There's nothing much to see but its a must do in Melaka. To check out the architecture and the ruins of the former fort. It's near all the other attraction so its a worth it activity especially if you are into ruins. Great place for a historical photo.

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