Tour of Melaka's Historic District, Melaka

Melaka is the historical center of Malaysia and has many old buildings, ancient tombs and fascinating ruins. The history of the city speaks through its landmarks. Take this tour to visit the most popular and noteworthy landmarks in Melaka and to learn more about the city's fascinating history!
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Tour of Melaka's Historic District Map

Guide Name: Tour of Melaka's Historic District
Guide Location: Malaysia » Melaka (See other walking tours in Melaka)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Author: leticia
Bastion House

1) Bastion House

Bastion House is located on Jalan Kota next to A Famosa. It is a historical building that was constructed in 1910 by the British company Dunlop. The building was named Bastion House because it is located very close to the bastions of Fortaleza de Malaca, or the Melaka...   view more
Ruins of Old City Wall

2) Ruins of Old City Wall

The Old City Wall is a popular tourist attraction and prominent landmark. These city walls were built during the Portuguese colonization of the city and were later torn down by the British. Only the ruins of the old wall...   view more
Coronation Park

3) Coronation Park

Coronation Park is located in the very heart of the city near many historical landmarks. The garden was created in 1956 after the proclamation of Malaysia's independence. This beautiful and relaxing recreational area is open to the public. A wide avenue runs through the park where you can enjoy various species of beautiful local flowers and...   view more
Medan Samudera

4) Medan Samudera

If you love local handicrafts, then you must visit Medan Samudera! Located opposite the Maritime Museum, this two-story shop specializes in traditional Melaka handicrafts. Here you can purchase unique gifts for your family and friends back...   view more
St. Paul's Church

5) St. Paul's Church

St. Paul's Church was originally built in 1521. It is located at the summit of St. Paul's Hill and is today part of the Malacca Museum Complex. The original structure of the church was a simple chapel built in 1521, dedicated to the Virgin Mary and known as the Nossa Senhora da Annunciada (Our Lady of Grace). The chapel was built by a Portuguese fidalgo or nobleman, Duarte Coelho.

The chapel was deeded to the Society of Jesus in 1548 by the Bishop of Goa, João Afonso de...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Dutch Graveyard

6) Dutch Graveyard (must see)

Formerly used by the Dutch, this graveyard is home to numerous graves, where thousands of British soldiers and Dutch citizens rest in peace. The Dutch graveyard was supposedly founded around the 17th century. Come to this peaceful place and reflect on times...   view more
Malacca Sultanate Palace

7) Malacca Sultanate Palace (must see)

The Melaka Sultanate Palace is a beautiful imitation of the palace that stood during the period of the Melaka Sultanate. Built at the foot of St. Paul's Hill in 1984, this architectural landmark is now home to the Melaka Cultural Museum, which focuses on the history of the...   view more

Walking Tours in Melaka, Malaysia

Create Your Own Walk in Melaka

Create Your Own Walk in Melaka

Creating your own self-guided walk in Melaka is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Tour of Northern Melaka

Tour of Northern Melaka

Melaka’s northern district is an interesting area where you will find numerous attractions and landmarks. Here you will find historic religious buildings, a Chinese cemetery, a memorial for Civilian Chinese Victims of WWII, the ruins of Rosary Chapel, and Melaka River Pirate Park. Take this tour to visit these fascinating sites in northern Melaka!

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Tour of Melaka's Central District

Tour of Melaka's Central District

Melaka is the capital city of Malaysia, its historical hub and center of tourism. Melaka has variety of interesting sights and landmarks, which reflect the long history of the city. Many of these attractions are located in the Stadthuys, or central, area of the city. Take this tour to visit the most interesting sights in Melaka!

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.3 km
Tour of East Melaka

Tour of East Melaka

The eastern part of Melaka is home to the beautiful Shree Ambaji Temple, the impressive Hwa Kor San Temple, the historic St. John's Fort, and the fascinating Bird Sanctuary. Take this tour to visit the most interesting and prominent attractions in this part of the city!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Tour of Old Melaka

Tour of Old Melaka

Melaka's historic district is a wonderful area where you can find two mausoleums of great Malay warriors, several outstanding temples, the Chinese Opera Theater, traditional Malay houses and excellent shops. This part of the city embraces its rich history and welcomes all visitors. Take this tour to see the most interesting attractions in Old Melaka!

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 km
Museums Tour of Melaka

Museums Tour of Melaka

If you like to visit museums, then Melaka is the place for you! This cultural center of Malaysia is home to a great variety of museums, many of which are located in the city center. You can choose to learn more about stamps, ethnography, architecture, the Malacca Sultanate, or the storied history of the city. Check out the most interesting museums in Melaka on this tour!

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Melaka Town, the capital city of Melaka, the third smallest state in Malaysia, is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site, renowned for its rich colonial past carefully preserved in the town center architecture. Among the most notable buildings are 16th century Portuguese-built St. Paul’s Church, 18th century Dutch-era Christ Church and the neighboring Stadthuys, the old town hall currently housing a museum of Malaccan history and ethnography. To explore these and other top attractions of Melaka, follow this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km