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Address: Jalan Parameswara, Alor Gajah 78000, Malaysia
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+60 16-992 9042
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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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If you are expecting a fort this is very disappointing as there is only the gateway left of the Portuguese fort because the British blew it up leaving only the gateway. Still... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see when visiting malacca, a historical place. Go during morning or in the afternoon, avoid noon as it is too hot for photo taking. Recommended place of visit.

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Nagarkot, Nepal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amidst the churches and shops, you can't miss the place. Definitely stop by to visit and take a picture

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are expecting a fort this is very disappointing as there is only the gateway left of the Portuguese fort because the British blew it up leaving only the gateway. Still, you get an idea of what the fort would have been like & it makes a good photo opportunity!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

This building might not impress you at first look but once you learn about its historical importance you may it as the most important one. Most of the building is destroyed by British but it still has stones left to tell you the story.

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Thank y_sharad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

Been to A Famosa fort today. Incredible structure with history. You can see the architecture of the fort including the brick used. If you are here for history, visit also history museum at Stadhuys to complete your information about Malacca.

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Thank Wan Muhammad Ir... W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

There was not much left of the building but was is left is incredible. The laterite bricks that make up the area must have been hard to cut and shape. The trishaws tour we took to get there was worth the money.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

This is an old fort located close the Sultanate Palace Museum at the bottom of the hill of St Paul's church. It is THE ICON of Malacca and a must visit. There are plaques to tell you the story. It is free and you can spend easily half an hour here.

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Yogyakarta
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

This place is close to stadhuys n st Paul hill. One of the landmarks is in Malacca. You will see Miriams in front of the fort. Walking through the fort will give a feeling of how thick the walls of the fort. In back side, you will find the pledge explaining the fort. If you love history, you will love... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

I've been here for the third time and it's history never cease to amaze me. Before you visit this fort, read up on it to understand its history which will make you appreciate the visit even more. If you look to your right of the fort, up the hill is St Paul's Church, also another historical building.

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Thank Pei T
Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Take you time and enjoy the history as it is. the stroll up the hill and read all that inscriptions on the stones slabs you can and one will understand and appreciate taking you back in time a few hundred years ago.

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