A Famosa Fort
A Famosa Fort
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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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  • Tash
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia16 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Malacca Full Day
    Awfully hot weather. But it was a good visit. Would recommend to bring water and small fan along. Shades and comfortable shoes. River cruise was kind of boring. literally fell asleep. but would recommend to ride them at night instead of day where you can see all the bright lights from bars and shoplots long the river.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 14, 2023
  • Sumaira Farween
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Trip to Melaka
    Free of charge and kids can enjoy even though there is bit of hiking. Better to bring water and cap for kids. It’s crowded during Malaysian school holidays. If you plan properly, you can visit many museums around the same area.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 29, 2023
  • Haytham Abu Firas
    Qatar19,225 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historical Fort
    Climbed many steps to the top of the fort. Many huge stones with sculptures, great view to the city, cannons, few tombs for ancients. A Famosa was undergo many attacks for over 2 centuries. Lately, was destructed by British. Short visit but guide needed OR you have to read about.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 23, 2023
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Tash
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Awfully hot weather. But it was a good visit. Would recommend to bring water and small fan along. Shades and comfortable shoes. River cruise was kind of boring. literally fell asleep. but would recommend to ride them at night instead of day where you can see all the bright lights from bars and shoplots long the river.
Written July 14, 2023
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Haytham Abu Firas
Qatar19,225 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
Climbed many steps to the top of the fort. Many huge stones with sculptures, great view to the city, cannons, few tombs for ancients. A Famosa was undergo many attacks for over 2 centuries. Lately, was destructed by British. Short visit but guide needed OR you have to read about.
Written September 23, 2023
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Lian Tiong G
Subang Jaya, Malaysia4,225 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
A standing history of 1511 Pertuguese presence in Malacca. A must visit sight seeing spot for tourists to Malacca. The fort is a small remain of the long past history of Melaka. A heritage well preserved.
Written January 30, 2020
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Blue Heeler
Brisbane, Australia716 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Business
Not actually a lot to see as there are very few architectural remnants. But it is worth seeing just to understand the history of the area. Located close by is a shopping mall with lots of food outlets. We found this convenient after walking around the area in the heat.
Written January 20, 2023
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina70,548 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Business
A Portuguese heritage, somewhat still intact, fortress of the 16th century. It has a not so clear history, and may also have been used by the British and then the Dutch. A plaque on the wall, suggests it was built or completed in 1511.
Written July 27, 2019
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InnaYYZ
Toronto, Canada1,496 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Business
The old canons displayed are remnants of a 16th century Portuguese stronghold. The former fort contained government buildings, but little is left of them.
Written July 27, 2019
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Docs On Vacay
Malaysia2,908 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
The famous Portuguese fortress built in 1512 was destroyed in the Battle of Malacca in 1641, and by British Forces in 1807.

Truly a beautiful historical place
Written June 27, 2022
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Rani A Wahyono
Indonesia339 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
This Portuguese fort was badly damaged during the Dutch invasion, and was destroyed by the British colonial. It is only leaving the front gate known as Porta De Santiago.

This is also the remnant of the oldest European architecture buildings that still exist in Southeast Asia. One fort cannon is located not far from the Palace of the Sultanate of Melaka and St.Paul hill
Written December 16, 2019
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Jo S
66 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Sad to see that the place was not nicely maintained. Not wheelchair accessible. Thankfully there were information boards around to provide more information and insights to the place!
Written July 4, 2023
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Greguin
Vancouver, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Family
Known as the Porta De Santiago, built by the Portuguese Admiral, Alfonso D'Albuquerque during the Portuguese invasion in 1511.
The ruin is well preserved and there are cannons surrounding this fort from the era gone by. Very original and authentic.
You'd definitely want to take photographs here and its beautiful surroundings, too
Admission is free!
Written September 18, 2014
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