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Red Square (Dutch Square), Melaka

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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Head to the center of the World Heritage-listed town to admire the buildings of Red Square (Dutch Square). Constructed between 1660 and 1700, the terracotta buildings showcase colonial Dutch style: the clock tower, the state house, the church all colored a memorable dusty red, with louvered windows and thick iron doors. Handed over to the British in the late 19th century, the centerpiece of the square remains a fountain commemorating Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Snap photos of the iconic structures and head into the onsite museum to learn more about the colonial era. To visit Red Square (Dutch Square) and other attractions in Melaka, use our Melaka tourist route planner.
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  • From melaka central u can take bus no #17 Near from jonker walk and st. Paul cruch , located at afamosa 
  • Came here for a school trip and it was definitely a very good historical learning opportunity to be able to walk through and around the Dutch Square. Lots of places to shop and eat! 
  • This place has many antique buildings and has historical values build by the dutch a long time ago. We could also get ride on the trishaws that waiting for us here. 
  • This square is historical and lively with cultural activities. Plenty of things to see and lovely for photo taking.
  • A beautiful area to visit, very interesting, clean, and safe. Lots of heritage around here, but could take you a day to examine it all. It was just lovely to visit the area, have a walk around and take in the sights.
  • A lot of people and street performance. This place is the bus stop of bus from Malaka Sentral. It has a big fountain that you can see when you are arrived here
  • Beautiful area stands all the red building. What impress me most is the house of God. It is really lovely.
  • The Dutch Square or the Red Square, is a very pretty sight with its colour and colonial style architecture. However, like much of the other touristy part of Malacca, it does lean towards a certain amount of tackiness, much of which is because of those ridiculous, overdressed, overloud and over expensive trishaws! If they got rid of the trishaws from the Square as well as the souvenir stalls, the Dutch Square would be a fabulous manifestation of Malacca's glorious historical past.
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