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A Famosa Fort, Alor Gajah

Categories: Historic Sites, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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Visit the Portuguese fortress of A Famosa Fort to see one of the oldest surviving European architectural ruins in Southeast Asia. Constructed by the Portuguese Empire in 1511, the fort housed many of the town's Portuguese residents until the Dutch drove them out in 1641. The change of colonial hands remains visible above the entrance to the main gatehouse (the only surviving portion of the fort): note inscribed year 1670, along with a bas-relief logo of the Dutch East India Company. Unfortunately, when the British took control of the fort in the late 18th century, they demolished all but the main gatehouse. Walk among the ruins and stately trees and ponder the colonial contests that swept through the country over centuries. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to A Famosa Fort and many more Alor Gajah attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Alor Gajah travel itinerary planner.
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  • Steeped with history, the small remnant of Fort A Famosa is packed with tourists looking for great photos and roadside vendors. 
  • History of Malacca, a quick and fast way to understand. All other historical attraction near by. A must visit site. 
  • The place is very interesting. It shows a part of Melaka's history. You can have a quick photo stop in the building, cannons, and tanks for free. 
  • Here you can explore the remnants of Portuguese fortress and church during their occupation of Melaka. The whole fortress was called A' Famosa but the existing ruin of entrance to the fortress was called 'Porta de Santiago'. Nearby this historical remnant, you can explore 'Muzium Budaya' where you can learn the history of Melaka long before Portuguese era.
  • I loved haritage place.. things that's make me amaze is.. it's used tobe a beach
  • Can see the Portuguese fortress here. I dont know how the build it. Pretty awesome. Good place for sight seeing and for those who are history freak. haha
  • The history of this fortress explains the importance of this location, Melaka. Take time, watch throughout and imagine how it used to be. I got impressed by the history.
  • Walking distance to every part of the heritage place in malacca. The place has a great view on top. Heritage feeling in the air as you walk.
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