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A Famosa Fort

Jalan Kota | Bandar Hilir, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
+60 16-992 9042
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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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Jalan Kota | Bandar Hilir, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
+60 16-992 9042
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It's a nice enough piece of history, but it has lost its charm completely. Where the sea used to be a suburban style shopping mall now stands, with some kind of theme park fake ship sticking out of it, blaring crappy kiddy music. This isn't...More

Thank adhansstuff
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can literally see the layers of history in the foundations of this fort. It is like looking back in time to the different eras and colonies of Portugease, Dutch and English occupations.

Thank wendy s
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is for people who are mobile as climbing is required to reach to the top. Once at the top, you will be able to see the history of the fort and take beautiful pictures that speak a thousand words.

Thank karentkl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good spot for recrational with choices of rental for scooters, bicycle, tricycles and motor bikes. Suitabe for the whole family

Thank Puanmh2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it was still in good condition and provide view as one of must-see historic place in Melaka. Bring some selfie stick.

Thank Yogitriharso
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is hardly anything left of the fort. We went there expecting a giant structure but very little is left of it. It is one of those things that you tick off on your trip to the city and take pictures off, but nothing earth...More

Thank Amarshallsaf
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Worth a look to check out this important part of history. Take water/hat and sunscreen. Lots of people/traffice

Thank dragonflycairns
Reviewed 9 June 2017

It is a small gate house and the only remaining part of the fortress that used to surround the St. Paul's Hill. It was built by the Portuguese in 1512, making it one of the oldest surviving colonial architectural remains in South East Asia. During...More

Thank Alvin_83
Reviewed 4 June 2017

With the fort no longer in existence, all there is there is the small gate structure called Porta de Santiago with cannons and flags in like a semicircle at the area right in front of the gate (and also saw a man and a woman...More

Thank Myo M
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Great photo taking venue with the heritage and scenic view. Expect lots of tourists so you'll need to queue.

Thank sandralmg03
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Ahmad D
12 March 2017|
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Response from Lita K | Reviewed this property |
You can just go around by yourself. You may walk from down town and all heritage places is in walking distance. The sign n map are easy to find. Enjoy your time.
25 June 2016|
Response from Kamalmo | Reviewed this property |
Not that far as A Famosa is in the city centre. You can take a cab from the terminal and charges between RM20-30