A Famosa (“The Famous” in Portuguese) is a Portuguese fortress located in Melaka(Malacca) Malaysia. One of the oldest surviving European architectural remains in south east Asia, the Porta de Santiago, a small gate house, is the only part of the fortress which still remains today.
Address: Jalan Parameswara, 78000 Alor Gajah, Melaka, Malaysia
Year built: 1511
In use: 1511 – 1807
Demolished: Augst 10, 1908 (except for the small gate house)
Built by: Portuguese Empire
Past commanders: Afonso de Albuquerque