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A Famosa Fort, Melaka

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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 Melaka attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Melaka travel itinerary planner.
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  • Sangat ramai ketika weekend, dan juga cocok untuk tempat berfoto. Khas sekali dengan nuansa penjajahan portugis  more »
  • If you are going to St Pauls Church you will pass this wonderful wall which you can sit in & imagine what might have taken place within the wall over the many century's its been there.  more »
  • We are Portuguese. Revisiting our history is always something very touching. But it is interesting to all who are interested in the history of civilizations  more »
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  • Don't expect much as this is basically a door way of the famous Portuguese fortress in the far east. It is made to protect Portuguese interest in Melaka. The fort was blown up by the British & only this doorway remains.
  • The famous 16th century Portuguese fortification of melaka. The historical building are crowded with road side seller, this historical building should be protect and maintain .
  • This is a awesome place ..a place that full of history ..you should came here and go to the a famosa you will see a beautiful creature from the a famosa..currently a famosa is in a hill so you need to climb up..more likely hiking 😂😂😂
  • Very interesting to visit, but too much people not suitable for those who prefer a quite places
  • Historic gate of old Portuguese colonial era Melaka. It's a good thing that Sir Stamford Raffles intervened for its protection.