After the Malacca Sultanate Palace, we opt to go up the hill to the St. Paul Church. We start at the bottom at the Porta de Santiago. The Porta de Santiago is what’s left of the A Formosa Fort. The Porta de Santiago is the most famous historical landmarks in Melaka. And you can see by the number of people visiting the Porta de Santiago. The Porta is actually a small gate house of the fortress.
Inside the church there are many tombstones and also the grave site where St. Francis was buried before his body was exhumed to be buried in Goa.
At the entrance there is a statue of St.Francis. The statue had one of its hands missing due to a bomb during the second world war.