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A Famosa Fort

Address: St. Paul's Hill, Melaka, Malaysia
Phone Number: 0169929042
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Ranked #20 of 61 Attractions in Melaka
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Owner description: This 16th century Portuguese fort has been mostly destroyed; in its...
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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.
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

This a fort to visit for history lovers. Just come and have a look while in Malacca. There is one shopping centre nearby to seek refuge if the place gets very hot in the afternoon.

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Penang, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Good is that you can take spectacular photos especially at the St. Paul church, which is an ideal place for teens, couples as well as family. The view from top of the hill as well as the art of the church remains are marvellous. However, the staircase towards the top of the hill will be a bit challenging for elderly... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Ruins of an iconic fort that we read from history textbooks. Close up, only the front battlements remain. Quite a small are that can be covered with the Red Square area. Probably one of the most recognizable view to prove that you had been to Malacca. Like the St Paul’s hill or the Red Square, it’s pretty touristy now.

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We climbed up to the A Famosa Fort and immediately felt relief as the breeze was just divine. It was cooling there. Then we started walking around. Quite a meaningful trip up there.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Don't think its worth the visit as it only has the fort with a few cannon. But if you like Melaka history, then you should visit

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The famosa is what malacca visit is about. We read and learnt about it in our history text book. Visit is before the place become too commercialise like all tourist attractions.

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Sadly, the British had demolished so much of the original battlements. Only late intervention left a small fort standing.

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malacca city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

A must visit to this fort to prove to your friends that you have been to Malacca, Malaysia. This fort was built in the 16th century when the Portugese conqeured Malacca. and still standing proudly facing the sea , albeit the sea line has gone further away due to land reclaimation and develpoment.

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Central Melaka District, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Bring along your camera it a must for every ones - nice view at background. I like this place as a educations tour for kids since Duch memorial. Nothing say for dislike.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Nothing much to shout about but it's a must place to take photo in Malacca. it's like not visiting great wall of china in Beijing.

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