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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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I was not prepared to see such a huge fort and to have to climb a few steep flights of steps, passing by a statue of Matteo Ricci along the way to reach it. Having been to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Incheon, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I was not prepared to see such a huge fort and to have to climb a few steep flights of steps, passing by a statue of Matteo Ricci along the way to reach it. Having been to Malacca recently, I had expected to see a small square structure with a few cannons pointing in this or that direction but this... More 

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Ozamiz City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

In English, Fortress of Our Lady of the Mount of St. Paul. It was built after the completion of the Cathedral of St. Paul to protect the properties of the Jesuits in Macau. On the other hand, the Museum of Macau was built on top of the fort in 1990s to house Macau's historical artifacts.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Worth a visit and walk up the many stairs. Great views over the city from several angles.Main museum underneath but costs to enter. Display of the diggings free entry and a cool spot on a hot day.

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Maputo, Maputo, Mozambique
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

It was great to visit this historic place , and if you are portuguese you will enjoy it even more!! Beautiful scenery & place to take nice photos!

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Another very classical example of Spanish / Portuguese Fortified post; to guard Macau's coastal lines and shores. Replica cannons will give you a hint of what may happened several hundred years ago. Not to miss!

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

It's a bit of a hike up some stairs from Saint' Paul's ruins to the top of the hill where the fort was. You get a great view of the bay, and a good sense of history. Doesn't take long, highly recommend it.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

If you visit the Ruins of St. Paul, this Forte is next to it. The most interesting view is that one can view Casino Grand Lisboa far away. The outside shape of the Casino is like a cannon ball is exploded.

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Highland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

Wish that they had a book to show the very interesting corridor displaying differences in discoveries in Eastern and Western World. Fantastic view of Macau from roof.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

One of the two main forts that protected the city of Macau during the days of the Portuguese and the British management, this is located right next to (and above) the Ruins of St Paul's Church. Unless you're in Macau only to gamble at the casinos, you're definitely going to St Paul's for the obligatory photo on the steps. Definitely... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Set a top a hill near the centre of Macau Island this fortress complete with cannons offers views of the city and down towards the ruins of St Pauls Cathedral. There is a small museum at the centre. There is not a lot to do there except enjoy the views and keep out of the way of the numerous tai... More 

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