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Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte)

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Address: Off Estrada do Repouso, Macau, China
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Description: 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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Fort attached to City Museum

When facing the stairs leading up to the Macau Museum, you can turn right and follow the signs to the gate entrance to the fort and simply skip the museum. The path leads up to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

When facing the stairs leading up to the Macau Museum, you can turn right and follow the signs to the gate entrance to the fort and simply skip the museum. The path leads up to the top of the fort where there are plenty of opportunities to take pictures of Macau and its skyline. Pleasant area to walk thru. The... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is just a short walk from Senado Square, the Fort offers a great view of the city given its location on top of a hill. The fortress has solid high walls and cannons strategically located around its perimeter. The fort also houses the Macau Museum. If you go up early in the morning, you will see many residents doing... More 

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

One of the key attractions in Macao, so if you have the time you should plan in at least an hour for a quick walkaround. I was there on a weekday and there is not much tourist, compared to the Ma Temple.

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Sparks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

There are lots of well maintained walkways and STAIRS on this hill to access the fort. Tourists and locals visit this hill since it had great views and is cooler than below. Lots of people walk their dogs here. Go to the top of the fort. The views are best from here. There are several old cannon. The fort is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

It was incredibly hot the day I did this, but it was definitely worth it. I went through the park to the right of the Ruins of St Paul's and up the stairs under the beautiful trees. For someone who has an average level of fitness, even in the really hot weather, this wasn't difficult. The fort gave nice views... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

within old historic town, take the time to stroll around and enjoy the views on the city to have 360 degrees view

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It was hard to find and straight up an uneven unmarked walkway on a very hot and humid day. The gardens were beautiful and the fountains were nice. The entire area as well as the views were worth seeing. Bring your camera.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

- first time visit - accessible from the Macau Museum (with air-con) - able to see the whole Macau and a part of Mainland ps. weather was too hot that i stayed only 15 mins there

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I went with my family. Great view of Macao but need a bit of climbing. There is a Macao museum at the place itself. Great experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Not everything has to be casinos and lights in Macau right? The fort is just a short walk from the old church front, there are some nice views of the Lisboa (if it's not too cloudy like in my case). When I went there I wanted to go to the museum but I was very short on time to catch... More 

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