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Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte)

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Address: Off Estrada do Repouso, Macau, China
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Built in the 16th century by the Jesuits and later used as a military...

Built in the 16th century by the Jesuits and later used as a military base, this fort today features a public park, an observatory and the Macau Museum.

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An Evening Stroll

Macau fortress is just next to the ruins of St. Cathedral in the main Macau island. The fort area i swell maintained with stoned pathways. You will see a lot of locals jogging... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This small museum depicts the history of Macau. It is very well made, and maintained. It's certainly worth the price of admission. Featuring artefacts from Macau's colonization period, where the church had a strong influence.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Canons are placed at vantage points; a great view of the whole city and the port. A small museum atop. Nice place to take photos.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Macau fortress is just next to the ruins of St. Cathedral in the main Macau island. The fort area i swell maintained with stoned pathways. You will see a lot of locals jogging here during the evenings and many carrying their pets for a stroll. The fortress has a big garden area on the top and on the day I... More 

Thank yssunil
Warsaw, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the fort is located on the top of a hill and offers viewers a great look at Macao and the neighboring Chinese town

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is locate across from Ruins of St Paul's, good work out to climb up all the steep steps to view the fort, great city view up there, cannot believe this place was built since 1617 still maintain a good shape.

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Kaiping, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

No doubt it is a nice fort, well preserved. However, having been to Jodhpur Fort in India, this one could be called as tiny. The canyons were also almost half the size as compared to the Jodhpur ones. If you liked this one, then you will go crazyy covering the entire Jodhpur fort in Rajasthan, India.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This was pretty cool to go visit. On a big hill not surprisingly and was a hot day. Lots of work going on at the front of the fort but inside it was great to see and on the roof it was an opportunity for great photos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

This is one of the greatest sites I have visited. The old cannons, the steep stairs, Definitely a place I would go to again!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

The place is nice and you get to see a real piece from Macau history. The best thing about it is the great view you have. On a good day you can see all Macau and even China

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Chengdu, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Amazing how well preserved the fort is considering it was built in the early 1600's. Be brave, and walk up the 52 m to the main gate ... the steps are narrow, and uneven, but even they have lasted well. Inside, you have an fantastic view of the region. The fort overlooks the entire island. After, go inside and down... More 

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