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A Famosa Fort

Address: St. Paul's Hill, Melaka, Malaysia
Phone Number: 0169929042
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Ranked #26 of 69 Attractions in Melaka
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This 16th century Portuguese fort has been mostly destroyed; in its...
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
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.
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Anyone who loves or have an absolute interest on archaeological places then this is the right place. Items that was left by the Portuguese government can be found here. Cannon, Graves and markings are something beautifull to look at in this place. The location is strategically situated between the town and the sea (Straights of Malacca). Its a must to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

2 day trip to Melaka from Singapore. All attractions are close to each other. Staying near by hotels will be costly, still save alot of time and you can enjoy the view.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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31 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This Place isn't large but when you come to Malacca, must visited this place. No need admission fee, it's free and location beside Museum Kesultanan Malacca. In a famosa there painters and singers, we can take a picture with him. But don't photo his painting. After finished visit this place, use stair to St. Paul Church.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The icon of Malacca, it is the only thing that remains of the great fort built once upon a time. The brick structure, composed of laterite and something else (can't remember what) is still standing strong. Really nice place but super hot in the afternoon. Go in the morning or in the evening

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Palawan Island, Philippines
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The fort's gate is the remaining evidence of the Portuguese fort. One has to visit this first before going up to see the St. Paul's Cathedral located at the hill. Although there's nothing much to see, you'll still be fascinated with the history of the place and how it survived through the years. The remains is under preservation and Malacca... More 

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Baixa da Banheira, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A place that has necessarily to pass when going to Meleka. It is a Fort built by the Portuguese to defend the city and that has endured over time.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Do go in the early morning and late afternoon when the sun is not too glaring and the temperature is not too high.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Otherwise I feel as if I was just walking past and taking photos without getting thw significant parts of this historical remains. Would try go again with tour guide.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We were lucky to have a guide that explained the significance of the site and the significance of the fort. It made the visit much more memorable. It was a great photo opportunity and unless you understand the history, it will appear as on old derelict part of a building. We spent very little time in this location because it... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I came to this place for the 4th time. It is getting worse although they put extra cannons on it. There is no explanation board to describe the place, artifacts. They should put people to explain the history of the place. Most importantly, they should NOT allow traders in the St. Paul Church. Those days, they were out there. But... More 

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