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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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"A Famosa" means The Famous

Not much to see here, but since you're in melaka already why not give it a shot because its part of the history too right? When you're here follow the stairs at the back and it... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Not much to see here, but since you're in melaka already why not give it a shot because its part of the history too right? When you're here follow the stairs at the back and it will brings you to St. John's Fort

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

really? who doesn't know that it is a MUST-GO place when you are visiting Melaka?! whatever kind of camera you are using, take picturessss!! well, lots of people said it is just a remnants of what's left behind centuries ago, HEY! read up the history before you visit the place, you'll appreciate what you see in front of you and... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

There's nothing much to see but its a must do in Melaka. To check out the architecture and the ruins of the former fort. It's near all the other attraction so its a worth it activity especially if you are into ruins. Great place for a historical photo.

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

St Pauls hill Famosa Fort is only a replica, very disappointing that this and so much more about Melacca did not live up to the hype

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Stopped by the A Famosa Fort remnants on 2 May 2015. Nothing much left of Fortress, this among the oldest surviving European architectural remains in South East Asia. The Porta de Santiago, a small gate house, is the only part of the fortress which still remains today. Too many people in this area by the time we were there ,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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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