A Famosa (Malay: Kota A Famosa; "The Famous" in Portuguese) is a Portuguese fortress located in Malacca,Malaysia. It is among 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.
The name is often mispronounced /eɪ/Famosa, even among Malaysians, as though the Portuguese definite articlea were the English letter A. A more authentic pronunciation would be /ɑː/Famosa.