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A Famosa - Things to Know Before Visiting

Jalan Parameswara, Bandar Hilir, 78000 Alor Gajah, Melaka, Malaysia


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About A Famosa

Former Portuguese fortress, among the oldest surviving European architectural remains in Southeast Asia. The Porta de Santiago, a small gatehouse, is the only part of the fortress that still remains today.

Attractions Near A Famosa

Proclamation Of Independence Memorial

The Proclamation of Independence Memorial is a museum in Melaka City, Melaka, Malaysia. The museum is housed in an elegant Dutch colonial mansion. The two golden onion domes located at the top of the building embellish the stark white stucco. The memorial exhibits records and photos of the early era of Malay Sultanate. It also displays the journey of Malaysia from independence and its modern development.

Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum
Melaka Sultanate Palace Museum0.11km from A Famosa

A modern reconstruction of the palace of the Melaka Sultanate showcasing the history of the region.

St Paul's Church
St Paul's Church0.12km from A Famosa

Originally built in 1521, making it the oldest church building in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. It is located at the summit of St. Paul's Hill and is today part of the Malacca Museum Complex comprising the A Famosa ruins, the Stadthuys and other historical buildings.

Muzium Islam Melaka
Muzium Islam Melaka0.2km from A Famosa

The Melaka Islamic Museum is a museum about Islam in Melaka City, Melaka, Malaysia. The museum exhibits the mixture of traditional Islamic arts with local and international craftsmanship. There are eight main exhibition areas arranged in chronological order on historical perspective of the introduction of Islam to Melaka and its spread to the rest of Malaysia.

Cheng Ho Gallery
Cheng Ho Gallery0.26km from A Famosa

The Gallery of Admiral Cheng Ho is a gallery about Zheng He in Melaka City, Melaka, Malaysia. The gallery displays Zheng He's journey to Southeast Asia and his great legacy in international relations where he established the great affiliations between Ming Dynasty and African and Asian countries leading to prosperous and fair trade among them.

Stadthuys0.28km from A Famosa

The Stadthuys is a historical structure situated in the heart of Malacca City, the administrative capital of the state of Malacca, Malaysia in a place known as the Red Square. The Stadhuys is known for its red exterior and nearby red clocktower. It was built by the Dutch in 1650 as the office of the Dutch Governor and Deputy Governor.

Where is A Famosa

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Famous for its unique history and is one of the major tourist destinations in Malaysia. With a highly strategic state position for international trade routes, Malacca was once a well-known international trade center in the East.

What Visitors Say About A Famosa

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A former Portuguese fortress, among the oldest surviving European architectural remains in south east asia. A small gate house is the only part remains today.