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Address: Jalan Parameswara, Alor Gajah 78000, Malaysia
Phone Number: 0169929042
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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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A piece of history

This is only a piece of what used to be a fort. But it's a piece of history. If you take a tour around the city, you will pass it. Worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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76 reviews
58 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A piece of the wall that protected Malacca before, so do not expect a lot. To be able to truly appreciate its beauty and worth, research on Malacca's history beforehand, because if not, you will miss the point of travelling to a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is just a part of Malacca's treasure, a mere building ruins for some,... More 

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Tromso, Norway
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252 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is only a piece of what used to be a fort. But it's a piece of history. If you take a tour around the city, you will pass it. Worth a visit.

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Sydney
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49 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Famosa Fort is not very big but it is a nice piece of history and a great photo stop. There are some old cannons and a plaque detailing the history of the Fort. I would have liked to see more information about the Fort's history at the site since it is a big part of Melaka's history.

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Thank AusDonny
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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70 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an important sight for Malaysian history. If you are interested in melaka history, this would be an interesting place to visit. Otherwise, give it a miss as there isn't much to see or do for non-history buffs Parking here is terrible. Best bet is to pay for parking at Equatorial hotel and walk over. Save yourself the hassle... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Also known as the Porta de Santiago, these simple remains are all that is left from the old Portuguese fort. It's free, and centrally located near other sites. Walk up the steps to the ruins of St. Paul's after checking out this place.

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Thank Nicole B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

It's basically just an old ruins of fortress with canons, part of history of melaka. It's not big, quite small, yet still ok for some photospot. You can see a lot of places and museums around.

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Kozhikode, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Remnants of an old Portuguese fort seen here. Nearby is an ancient church which is still well preserved.Several museums also located nearby but they have an entry fee.

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Thank 47svdr
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

A'Famosa Fort is one of the must visit photo stop of Malacca. A'Famosa was built by Portugese. Very near to hotel Equitorial Malacca and very centrally located. Needs better maintenance.

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Thank Mohsin A
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

The fort is quite run down as not much maintenance was done to the site though some old canons still around . There are construction just outside . Can skip if you have other better place to go and you have a tight schedule . Overall , the fort is still worth coming as it is representative of the old... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Main attraction you have to visit in Malacca, you will know better historical moment the Portuguese came and conquered this state.

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