A Famosa Fort have 4 towers in which the width of its wall between 2.4 metres to 4.5 metres. Those towers were known as Baluarte San Pedro, Baluerte de las Virgenes, Baluerte Madre de Dios, Baluerte Santo Domingo and Baluerte de Santiago.
In 1583, Malacca had become a city protected by 70 cannons facing to all sides. Nevertheless, in the 17th century, the Fort failed to stop Dutch.
A Famosa scouted the city all that staunchly. It helped the Portuguese to fend off all forms of attack. To invade Malacca, the Dutch troops beseige the city for five months, while the trapped residents were forced to eat cats, rats, and in a fairly out a woman takes her baby is dead. Finally, on January 14, 1641, the Dutch stormed through the door Santo Domingo Gate, which before that time had over 7,000 casualties, due to famine, disease and fire.The attack by Dutch were supported by Malays and local people were finally turned the Fort fell to the hands of Dutch.
The Engrave Still Remains in Good Condition
Inside the A Famosa Fortress