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“Remains of a glorious fortress on the sea”
Review of A Famosa Fort

A Famosa Fort
Ranked #27 of 130 things to do in Melaka
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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.
Reviewed April 4, 2018

Testimony of the once invincible Portuguese fortress have been excavated at different locations of the historical center. The gate at the footing of St Paul’s Church is the best preserved part of this monumental stone work destroyed by the British in the early 1800 to curb their expenses on the colony, which they wanted to maintain very low due to low income from declining Malacca harbor. It is hard to believe that the sea once lashed the footing of the wall, which ghost lining is now totally embedded into the reclaimed modern downtown. The gate is a good introduction to the Portuguese spirit of the place. It is also a good starting point for wild rickshaw rides in the city. Don’t forget to bargain!

Thank Vicente8
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Nice view and good for taking historical photos. Learn about the history of the Portuguese here. Do visit this place.

Thank Yew Mun L
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

A good place to take photos. The old canons and buildings is suitable background for some happy-snaps. You can pass through it on the way up Bukit St. Paul. Make sure to go up to Bukit St paul to see the amazing scenery.

Thank Adam L
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Reviewed March 29, 2018

Go in the early morning to avoid crowds.
Nothing fascinating. Probably good to take a look for first-timers.

Thank bennyvectra
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Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

If, of course, on your walk around Melaka you pass by this place you would stop for a photo opportunity.

But it is pretty much on ruins and there isn't much at all too see

Thank PipPaul W
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