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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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Hyderabad, India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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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Singapore, Singapore
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30 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Singapore, Singapore
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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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