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"Look for the Portuguese Heritage" A' Famosa Tip by DanielF

A' Famosa, Melaka: 48 reviews and 90 photos


Just like the "Red Square" reminds you of the Dutch colonial time, the Porta de Santiago is one of the main remains of the Portuguese colonial period over Malacca.

This was the main gate to the walled town. This ancient Portuguese town was built on the Hill of Saint Paul, protected by a powerful fort known as "A Famosa". The Saint James's Gate is the only remain of this fort.

Address: Jalan Kota, Melaka
Directions: Part of the historical enclave in Banda Hilir, on the foot of St Paul Hill next to the Melaka Sultanate Palace.

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  • Updated Aug 22, 2006
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