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Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte)

Off Estrada do Repouso, Macau, China
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Ranked #26 of 163 attractions in Macau
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Military Bases/ Facilities
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... more » 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. « less
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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287 helpful votes 287 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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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Quezon City
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It's easy to get to Monte Forte; it's directly to your right if you are facing St. Paul's ruins.The fortress is nestled atop a hill, hence, the challenging climb. The pavement is also a bit uneven so one has to be very careful when walking. We took the stairs to get to the top but I've heard that an escalator... More

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Sydney, Australia
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183 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Easily accessible from the St. Paul's ruins, the fort offers great views over Macau and to the Chinese mainland. Historically significant the fort still has many canons in place and some nice gardens. For those who can't make the hike up the hill you can take an escalator from the adjoining museum.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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279 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Centrally located fort has good views across Macau. There's plenty of photo opportunities. It's worth the walk up the stairs to get there.

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Perth, Australia
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24 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We popped in after seeing St Paul's ruins as they are very close. There are a lot of stairs that seem to go on for a long time but there is a small shop where you can buy drinks really cheap close to the top; it was a relief it in the humidity and hot sun! At the top of... More

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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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99 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This fortress is located in the historical center of Macau, next to the remains of St. Paul's. The site of the Macau Museum is also in the fortress, but you don't have to visit the museum to enjoy the fort. Go up from St. Paul's (it takes a bit of time) and you will reach the roof. On the roof... More

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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Loved getting to see this historical place and how the locals interact with it today. I especially liked that I went near sunset and could see the city light up.

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Monte Forte is the historical military centre of the former Portuguese colony of Macau, in the People's Republic of China. You should enjoin it

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Chiang Mai
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11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

You're right next to the St Paul's ruins anyway, so combine the 2 attractions. Easy climb to the top, free entrance, and great views of the cityscape, and some different, photogenic, views of the St Paul's ruin on the way up - and from the top. Definitely worth visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Great views looking over Macau as you walk around the grounds. So make sure you have your camera. A little cafe there too for coffee etc.

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