A Famosa Fort, Melaka

#5 of 25 in Historic Sites in Melaka
Historic Site · Landmark
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. Using our world travel planner, Melaka attractions like A Famosa Fort can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • When in Malacca this is one place that needs to be compulsorily visited as the history and heritage of the place is ingrained.  more »
  • A piece of fort for tourists to take photos. Been here for hundreds of years. Nothing much around that you can do. Few cannons. Take lots of photos  more »
  • Good for some pictures Got to check this place out. Not bad. Can get busy. There are some areas where you can get some great pictures. I enjoy some of the history of this.
  • Must visit place if you come to Malacca. Really photogenic place for a people who love to take picture. The atmosphere here is undescribed. Beautiful and fun at the same time. Anyone who love history should visit this place.

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