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Address: Jalan Parameswara, Alor Gajah 78000, Malaysia
Phone Number: 0169929042
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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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Nice view from the top,nothing else to see..

Went there as a one day tour from KL, overall Malacca is a nice city and got the European (Dutch-Portuguese) spirit more than the Malaysian one, the castle its self on a top of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sherif S
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Cairo, Egypt
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Cairo, Egypt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there as a one day tour from KL, overall Malacca is a nice city and got the European (Dutch-Portuguese) spirit more than the Malaysian one, the castle its self on a top of the hill , there is nothing much to see inside, just from the top you can get a nice view of the city underneath, after you... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having the services of a guide could have been interesting as this place seemed to have a lot of history associated! Could not find any guide around the place though!!

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Mumbai Indian
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though only one wall is left , it is of historic importance. There two cannons which give photo opportunity. It is at the bottom of the Dutch hill.

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Batam, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

My daughter need some history lesson and this is the best place to learn about history from 1511-1800 covering Malay, Portuguese, Dutch and English history.

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Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

What remains is a big wall which is very distinctive: more than that, the entire area is alive. There were buskers along the way up and the walk up wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. 

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Robertson
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Melaka is legendary to any student of history with it exotic trading past and it many layers of colonial influence. There is little left of this iconic building thanks to the destructive tendencies of the Dutch and British, what is left is surrounded by modern mess - stalls selling cheap tat and some wannabe singer caterwauling in the remains of... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Fort is on a steep hill. Nothing much to see but it on looks very beautiful view from the top. Better to visit in the morning hours.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

This is very close to the city centre,you have to walk down little bit from the church.A section of the fort is on display with few canon outside it.This place is very calm & quite,lots of tourist are coming.Once the fort was extended quite far,you can find that part of the street now. The independent hall & sultanat place are... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

It looks big in the picture, but small in reality. The only Port de Santiago left in Malaysia. Nothing much to see around but worth a visit.

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Georgetown, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

From the history point of view it is worth a visit but nothing much to see besides it is just a piece of wall that protected Malacca. However the wall itself is very unique because of its shape looked like "A". It is pretty easy to find and not far away from the famous Red Square and Jonker Street.

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