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Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte)

Address: Off Estrada do Repouso, Macau, China
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Ranked #23 of 164 Attractions in Macau
4.0 of 5 stars 159 Reviews
Type: Historic Sites, Military Bases/ Facilities, History Museums, Cultural
Owner description: Built in the 16th century by the Jesuits and later used as a military...
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Type: Historic Sites, Military Bases/ Facilities, History Museums, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Manila, Philippines
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347 reviews 347 reviews
207 attraction reviews
326 helpful votes 326 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Macau is not all about casinos and high-class 'walkers'. Fortaleza de Monte is a living testimony to the historic past of Macau under the Portuguese rule. Built in 1617-1626 to protect the St. Paul’s Church property, it later became a military fortress for the defence of Macau. These days it is a tourist attraction, part of the 'Historic Center of... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Fortaleza do Monte is the historical military centre of the former Portuguese colony of Macau. Originally built in the 17th century to protect the Jesuits. The view of the city is great and the history behind it sheds light into the fascinating history of Macau.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

If you are not a serious gambler; with high stakes monies to gamble, or looking for high cost prostitutes'; which are apparently legal in this area; there are a few other historical; sites to visit! Fortaleza do Monte (Portuguese for Mount Fortress, also Monte Forte, officially Fortaleza de Nossa Senhora do Monte de São Paulo, in English: Fortress of Our... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great view of the city below and indeed of the lighthouse above. Worth a meander around the grounds too.

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Melbourne, Australia
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We loved it here. After the cathedral this was a great change of pace. The views were brilliant and if you can avoid the tours then the photo opportunities are awesome. Do it, it doesn't disappoint.

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Holland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

From here you can see the ruins if St Pauls Cathedral. You also have a good view over Macau. The is a shop were you can drink something or have something to eat. There are canons everything looks very good.

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British Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Monte Forte is also known as Fortaleza do Monte in Portuguese. The fort was initially built in 1617-1626 by St. Paul’s Church to protect their property. Later on it became a military fortress for the defence of Macau. One website has the fort perimeter at over 330 feet (although it does seem longer) and walls 30 feet in height and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Museum at Fortaleza do Monte is worth the visit, but the best part is upstairs. Take some time to enjoy the sunset from the the top of the Fortress - one of the best views of the city. Very touristy and super-crowded area in the surroundings, be patient.

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Fort Worth
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Go the Historic Centre and follow the road (all uphill) to St. Paul's, turn right and head up the stairs. Warning: although not a strenuous climb by any means, in the summer heat and humidity it can be a bit of work. Luckily most of it is shaded. Once you are at the top you are treated to absolutely magnificent... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Walked up to this place not really knowing where we where gouing or what to expect. Getting to the top in my opinion was not difficult but then again not that easy ! getting to te top and walking around was ok but left a little dissapointed as ther did not seem to be much there....good views though and you... More 

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