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A Famosa Fort

St. Paul's Hill, Melaka, Malaysia
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: This 16th century Portuguese fort has been mostly destroyed; in its heyday it occupied a massive area and contained numerous government buildings,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Perth western australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We were very impressed with the fort and particularly the old grave stones that were cut out of the floors and arranged around the walls.Very interesting and gives you a great view of the whole town

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Very clean and well-preserved heritage building. it's good to see the surroundings and also the building itself got a good maintain.

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Either read up beforehand or take time to read the boards with simple introductions. Else, in themselves, just pieces of stones. Interesting to distinguish the original fort from everything else, and imagine how it was in those days. For those going, go figure why there seem to be a mix of Portuguese and Dutch architecture types. :)

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Brisbane, Australa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is an icon of Malaysian history. Its really only the gatehouse thats survived the drifts of history and dofferent colonialists. But if you're in town, worth stopping by to walk through this survivor of the past. It is tiny as a lot of other reviewers said, but with great history. Worth a mornings walk through the area with this..... More

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I reached the A Famosa crowded by tourists. It is said that the ruins, some kind of small stone bricked structure, was the remnants of the old fortress of the state. On to its front across the street is the Independence Memorial Building, to its right the Pahlawan Mall, and to its left the King’s Palace, which was closed that... More

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Puchong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Great to come back to this place. a historical place to visit, a good chance to educate the kids about A Famosa Fort.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

A pretty amazing old fort. Great to see something that is so old. A must see as part of a tour of the city history.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Known as the Porta De Santiago, built by the Portuguese Admiral, Alfonso D'Albuquerque during the Portuguese invasion in 1511. The ruin is well preserved and there are cannons surrounding this fort from the era gone by. Very original and authentic. You'd definitely want to take photographs here and its beautiful surroundings, too Admission is free!

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Hyderabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

It is a ruin but is so small you can hardly make out anything of it. But you can't miss this either way when you go to sultanate museum or to St. Paul's Hill, so you might also get some photographs on the way

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Nice historical place. Its a shame most of it is gone. People with stalls everywhere. mostly just a gatehouse

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