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A’Famosa Fort(Porta de Santiago)
loc marker Jalan Parameswara, 78000 Alor Gajah, Melaka, Malaysia
 
A’Famosa Fort
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A Famosa (Malay: Kota A Famosa; "The Famous" in Portuguese) is a Portuguese fortress located in Malacca, Malaysia. One of the oldest surviving European architectural remains in Asia. The Porta de Santiago is a small gate house which it is the only part of the fortress.

The Portuguese, who was invasion on the Malacca Sultanate in 1511 and claim to the area by building the A Famosa Fort. The area and fort fell under Dutch control around 1641 that then passed it to the British in the early 19th century to prevent it from eventually falling under the control of the French.

The British ordered to destroy the fort in 1806 butthe exception of the small front gate. The remains of the fort is now a crumbling whitewashed gatehouse and is located downhill from St. Paul’s Church.

Bastion Santiago Ruin is located at the right adjacent the A’Famosa Fort. It is offers an open view with wooden bridges for walking inside the ruins.


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Jalan Parameswara, 78000 Alor Gajah, Melaka, Malaysia
 
 
 
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