What to do at A Famosa/Porta de Santiago, Melaka

Melaka was listed by Lonely Planet as one of the Top 10 must-see places in Asia last year. One of the popular icons in the city is A Famosa. Filepic

A Famosa, which means “The Famous” in Portuguese, is located in Melaka. The fortress, built in 1511, is one of the oldest surviving remains of European architecture in the Far East and South-East Asia.

But, it was reconstructed and altered by the Dutch into Porta de Santiago gate in 1670. This is a small “gatehouse” and it is the only part of the fortress that still remains today.

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