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Address: St. Paul's Hill, Melaka, Malaysia
Phone Number: 0169929042
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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historic building

well, one of the most historic buildings in melaka. you can see the old walls there, some old weapons in front...popular for tourist...nice for taking pictures...a little bit... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

well, one of the most historic buildings in melaka. you can see the old walls there, some old weapons in front...popular for tourist...nice for taking pictures...a little bit spirit and flair from a long time before..nice..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I find this site very memorable because during my history classes, I always encountered Melacca, the spice island. In Melacca, we can see ruins of Portuguese Fort, buildings and other religious sites as well. Some buildings are restored for tourists to see. A must to visit to see in reality "the spice island".

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Braga, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Amazing place to visit. Very crowded of tourists this is one of the most important historical places in Malaysia. This gate is known as "A Famosa" (The Famous One) and also by "Porta de Santiago".

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

It is sad to think this is the only piece of a Portuguese fortress left standing. What is interesting are the many battles fought in and around this spot. The gate is behind St Paul's Hill and it is a short walk to the top and some great views. If you found the review useful let me know.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Last piece standing of what would have been an impressive Portugese fort. Destroyed by the British for whatever reason, bit of a sad remnant and can be viewed from the street or from Saint Paul's Hill taking in the ruins of the church up there as well. Good photo op as this is another piece of Malacca that has been... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Built by the Portuguese in 1512, this was one of 4 main gates into the fortress. Later overthrown by the Dutch who ended the 130 years of occupation by the Portuguese. Later under the British, the fort was demolished.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This is one of the few Portuguese structures that remained in Malacca and a place you should visit as it is one of Malacca’s landmarks! Unfortunately only the gate of the fortress remained. Is a nice and elaborated gate and there are some canons at the front and on the side. It’s behind the ruins of St. Paul church and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

It's on my way to the river, Jonker street, and many other historical places & museums from the hotel I stayed so I passed the site every time I was going out. If not, not too be bothered to be there. Not have a great story or view.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

But worth it for the view of Malaka and being able to see the sea. It also has a lovely old church and a refreshing breeze when you get up these. Some interesting information about the history. Worthwhile visiting. Enjoy. Please let me know if this feedback is helpful?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Thanks to the British officer William Farquah who defied his bosses to preserve this part of the fort built by the Portuguese. As this structure is the only significant evidence beside the ruins of the church at the hilltop behind that tells the presence of Portuguese whose arrival in the 1500s marked the beginning of the European influence in this... More 

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