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Porta de Santiago is the only remaining gateway of the formerly massive A’Famosa fortress  <img src='http://www.guidegecko.com/images/spyglass1.png' align='texttop' /> Click for full image
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A Famosa

  
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A few crumbling walls is all that remains of the original A Famosa fortress that once stood on this site.  The original structure was built in 1511 by the Portuguese to protect the city from pirates and foreign invaders.  Though the original certainly had many cannons pointed toward the sea, the cannons now sitting here are replicas and many tourists climb on top of them to pose for pictures. 

Porta de Santiago is the only remaining gateway of the formerly massive A’Famosa fortress  <span style='white-space:nowrap;'><img src='http://www.guidegecko.com/images/spyglass1.png' align='texttop' /> Click to enlarge</span>

Type of place: Monument/Building
Costs: free entry
Location: Melaka (Malacca), Malaysia
Street address: at the base of St Pauls Hill
Opening hours: 24 hours








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