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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

This is yet another one of the most iconic landmarks that people should visit when they come to Malacca. The remnants of the fort that the Portuguese built. If you visit the museum before you come to this site, you will better understand its purpose. :)

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

There is nothing much to see compared to the 1980s to 1990s. There is too much developement in the vicinity of this area and it is destroying the original beauty of this strategic fort. The truth is during the Portuguese era the area infront the fort is the open sea. But now due to rapid urbanisation the sea is been... More 

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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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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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