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A Famosa Fort

St. Paul's Hill, Melaka, Malaysia
0169929042
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Ranked #20 of 68 Attractions in Melaka
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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Manila, Philippines
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Singapore, Singapore
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

this looks like intramuros of the pihilippies. if you love something historical, then this the place to be. nothing much to do though aside from picture taking.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

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.A'famosa Fort was built after the Portuguese captured Melaka. A'Famosa suffered severe destruction during the Dutch invasion. Only the entrance walls is left standing. A'Famosa Fort is on Jalan Kota; is near Jalan Parameswara; is near... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The ruins of a fort provides a historical insight into the past of Melaka. Worth a visit. Be prepared to walk and climb a bit. You may see the burial places of some noteworthy persons. Take good pic.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Melaka being a historic city,I really enjoyed this place and reading up a bit on my history. good views as well

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