A Famosa2898 Votes Currently Open
- Address: Jalan Kota, Melaka/Malacca, Malaysia
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +60-62314343
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Historical Site, Architecture , Fort
A Famosa is a Portuguese fortress located in Melaka, Malaysia. It is among the oldest surviving European architectural remains in Southeast Asia. The Porta de Santiago, a small gate house, is the only remaining part of the fortress still standing.
In the 16th century A’Famosa housed the entire Portuguese administration, including its hospitals, five churches, elongated stockades and four key towers. One tower was a four-storey keep; the others were an ammunition storage room, captain’s residence and an officer’s quarters. The rest of the bastion comprised of townhouses clustered inside the fortress walls.
The fort was expanded in 1586 to accommodate Melaka’s growing population.
A Famosa Travel Tips
- Local guides are available.
How to Reach A Famosa
- Hired Taxi
- Bamboo Hut
- S&D Cafe
Love this? Explore the entire list of places to visit in Melaka before you plan your trip.
Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Melaka and book an accommodation of your choice.
77.49% of people who visit Melaka include A Famosa in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
47.39% of people start their A Famosa visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see A Famosa
92.06% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting A Famosa
A Famosa Reviews & Ratings
How much is it to enter the A'Farmosa fortress for Malaysian adult?Answer Report Abuse
The entrance is said to be free and charges may depend on the facilities you opt for. I would suggest calling the administration on 60 6-231 4343 to confirm the exact prices.Report Abuse