This square is also known as ‘Mini Lisbon’. Located within the Portuguese Settlement, the square is the centre of Portuguese culture in Melaka and in Malaysia.
The small kampung, or village, around the square is the heart of Melaka’s Eurasian community, descended from marriages that took place between colonial Portuguese and Malays some 400 years ago.
There are occasional performances of Portuguese dances and music. There is a bulletin board at the square that lists upcoming cultural events. But even on days when there is no performance, the square is a delightful place to go to for a meal and a drink and view the sunset over the Straits of Melaka.
The Portuguese Square, or Medan Portugis, as it is also known, lies 3km east of town. The best way to get there and back is by taxi. They are ample and cheap.
Who To Contact
Tourism Malaysia Melaka
Phone: +606 – 288 3304
Portuguese Settlement Community
Phone: +606 – 284 7493