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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Santiago Castle

Santiago castle has become a landmark of Malacca, attract many tourists come to visit.
Although the castle is not completely destroyed, but now has changed dramatically.

Only the Portuguese fortress

Santiago Castle (A 'Famosa / Porta de Santiago) is located in Sao Paulo, mountain, and by the Portuguese generals Alfonso D' Albuquerque in 1511 when the construction of the castle was built by mountains, the walls three meters thick, 40 meters north-west stands lookout for the Sudanese army and the people of Aceh defensive attack.

The whole castle in the Netherlands after the occupation and takeover of Malacca, has repeatedly suffered serious damage, more than a dozen abandoned artillery destroyed beyond recognition, the castle on the hill only a small part of the fortress. The 19th century, the whole castle was almost completely destroyed, was fortunate enough politician from the United Kingdom to intervene in the event Stamford Raffles, San Diego was able to save the castle far, Malacca became one of the city's major landmarks.


A 'Famosa, Jalan Kota, Bandar Hilir, Melaka

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