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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.
Jalan Kota | Bandar Hilir, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
+60 16-992 9042
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The fort was blown up so there is very little left to see, and this can be achieved in about twenty seconds. Time well spent though.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Harrison-F-Carter
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the last remaining segment of the fort built by the Portuguese. The rest of it was destroyed by the Dutch. It is well looked after.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Adventurers049
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This one small stone gatehouse, which I think is properly called the Porta De Santiago, is the only remains of the Portuguese fort in Melaka. With nearby St Paul’s Hill (there are steps from the gatehouse leading up to it) and Bastion Middleburg this structure...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank SusanC4948
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As you'll learn from the great signage around the town, the A Famosa fort was actually quite large in its heyday. But it was destroyed by the British in 1807. Still, there are some restored portions that are great for getting a bit of a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank JSTrip_77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A Famosa is located right in the centre of Melaka and walking distance from Jonker Street. The fort is pretty small from what I expected. It can get pretty hot in Malacca so wear something comfortable and put on sunblock! Since this place is a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank monisa93
Reviewed 16 August 2019

Visited this in the evening with lights beautifying its presence. Had dinner in a nearby restaurants and a short stroll away brings you here. Nice place for some photos. Tip - visit at night

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 August 2019 via mobile

A Famosa is probably a fort that you will come across in your visit to Malacca. It was originally built by the Portuguese in the 16th century and later used by the Dutch and then by the locals. Not much of the building remains but...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank rezasattarzadeh
Reviewed 31 July 2019

A 10 minute walk surrounded by tourist taking picture for the next Instagram review . No interest except if you want to grow your collection of "I ve been there in my life " coz the place is just an old church in ruin and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank tony01Denpasar
Reviewed 30 July 2019 via mobile

Old fort and made by Dutch people. Very good for photos. Lot of attractions available near by like red church and few museums.

Date of experience: July 2019
Reviewed 28 July 2019 via mobile

It's just a small fort but it is very significant as this is one of the remaining building or fort during Portuguese Era about 500years ago. A good place to take photos as the proof that you've been to Malacca.

Date of experience: July 2019
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13 March 2017|
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Response from LitaK72 | 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.
26 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