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Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte)

Address: Off Estrada do Repouso, Macau, China
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Ranked #22 of 192 things to do in Macau
Type: Historic sites, History museums, Military bases & facilities, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Built in the 16th century by the Jesuits and later used as a military...
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Type: Historic sites, History museums, Military bases & facilities, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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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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Launceston, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We enjoyed the short walk up to the fort, and the views were amazing - and available from so many angles! Its worth noting that none of the cannons point to mainland China, and then that gives you an idea of which direction you are looking...

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

we went to the fort through the museum and were spared the trek up. the expanse contains cannons of various sizes and landscaping. the view of the city is quite incredible from here, though it needs to be a day without haze. the periphery is earmarked with a yellow line and visitors are cautioned to not step that line. however,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I enjoyed the trek to the fort. Go during a time when it is not sunny. You can get amazing view of the city from here.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The climb to get to the top is so worth it - past all the bird cages hanging from trees to the cobblestoned pathways. The kids were fascinated with the cannons and the grown ups loved the view - you can see the old and the new all from one spot. Peaceful and contemplative in part as well. A must... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Make sure you climb the steps and check out the cannons and the magnificent view of the city. On one side you can see the residential buildings, on another the sea, and on another the casinos. Definitely worth a visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A good place to visit for spectacular panoramic views of the city. The fort walls and canons are interesting too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Very close to the more popular Ruins of St. Paul, this place was a military fortress. You could reach the top via two ways I think. Via the Macau Museum escalators or via the stairs in front of the fort. I suggest you to take the stairs for the view. Up top you could enjoy the view and take pictures... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This place was in walking distance from the ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral. My family and I walked up the stairs to reach the top of the fortress even though they were tired. You can reach the top by taking the escalator up to the Museum instead if you don't fancy walking up the stairs. The view of Macau at... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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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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