Porta de Santiago at A Famosa in Malacca, Malaysia

Porta de Santiago at A Famosa in Malacca, Malaysia

Today’s travel photo is of the Porta de Santiago at A Famosa Fort in Malacca, Malaysia. A Famosa is a 16th century Portuguese Fort in the historic town of Malacca (Melaka), built shortly after the Portuguese conquered Malacca in 1511. In the following century, when the Dutch took over the port, they continued to use and maintain the fort, however when the British took control of Malacca in the late 18th century, they ordered the fort to be demolished. All that remains of the fort today is the main gate to the former fort, called Porta de Santiago. This architectural relic stands as a one of many reminders of Malacca’s interesting history.

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  • Mustang Nepal Aug 30, 2017

    Wow what a beautiful picture of Porta de Santiago, thanks for sharing i like this picture.

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