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A Famosa Fort

St. Paul's Hill, Melaka, Malaysia
0169929042
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Ranked #19 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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Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This fort was really very nice, we entered from the back and came out from the front which gives a totally different view of the entire fort. Halfway through we were looking for the fort while we were actually inside the fort. Great historic place, try to go in the morning to avoid too much heat and mid day sun!

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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30 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Interesting portugese architecture and nice walks around. A must see if in Melaka. Liked the cleaniliness and the great maintenence of the place.

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Singapore, Singapore
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25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Small tiny fort. Nothing special... Been there twice and nothing different. But well, this place is clean. probably maintained properly.

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

There's isnt anything much except for a ruin and replica canons. The guy playing inside was good though

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Hong Kong
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59 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

It is just a little historic fort site. People can imagine the power of Portugal who conquered this far east small city long time ago. Most I like is birdview of Melaka city when you go to the top of this place. Don't miss it when you visit the museum nearby by.

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Melbourne
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60 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

As it is close to many other attractions it is worth going particularly after visiting the nearby museum to appreciate the history of the fort

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Melaka, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It is full of history. The fort is as it was in those days and you can get a feeling that thing have not changed. Very nice place to visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A lovely little place to pause and take some photos, if you can get anywhere near it for all the people taking selfies and group photos, then standing in front of it while they review them. A common annoyance throughout the region, but it was particularly bad here.

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horsham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It's a bit of a ruin and not much else. The importance is what it used to be. Something to include when walking round the Melake sites as near St Paul's hill

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Ipoh
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I don't know what's so special about Melaka that so many people comes here especially during the holidays. It's a small but commercialized place (by commercialized, I mean RUINED). It's so small and boring that you don't have much choices if you don't have a local guide (to take you to local spots), so this place is a MUST if... More

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