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Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte)

Off Estrada do Repouso, Macau, China
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Ranked #22 of 148 attractions in Macau
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Chiang Mai
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

A short walk from Ruins of St. Paul's to the base of this Fortress. Required lots of stamina to climb the stairs to the top. Worth the effort. By looking at the placement of the cannons, we were transported back in time when Macau was just an enclave surrounded by the sea and this Fortress was built to defend the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I visited on the 14/04/2014 and I'm glad I went. It's only about a ten minute walk from the busy areas of the town centre. It is however a very steep walk to get up to it. It offers amazing views and it was not to busy with tourists.

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NY
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Once you get over the height and the cannons, the fort isn't all that impressive. I left there with 2 big questions... What are these cannons aimed at exactly? and How exactly was this designed to protect them from the Jesuits? The walk to the fort can be rough for some but I enjoyed the journey up. You get the... More

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Manila, Philippines
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

It is a small fort which can be accessed through the stairs beside the ruins of St. Paul or upon exit of the Museum of Macau. The fort is very much similar to that of the Walled City of Intramuros in Manila. The walls are thick and made of adobe. At the time we visited there were just a few... More

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

The place gives you good views of Macau (smog permitting) and you can even glimpse over to mainland China. Can even get a good from above view of the cathedral ruins. While there are some historic things to see of the fort, the place acts more like a park for the locals. Go at the right time of day and... More

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Guri, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

C1 ( 2013.06.19 ) I didn't know easy way, so I went up round forte. At that time, weather temperature was over 35 degrees. I was tired in the heat. Anyway forte was not charming but cityview of Macau was very good. and there was a small museum where has some exhibitions. There was not attraction but observatory, I think.

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

I missed this on a previous visit to Macau . For us , it was worth it just for the view . You get a different view of the Ruins of St Paul , looking down and from the side . Macau is an interesting place to walk around and the fort gives a good perspective of the layout of... More

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Lee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Across from the remnants of St Pauls Cathedral, the old city fortress is located up a series of steep steps, and has relics from it's past including, canons and the Macau museum( closed mondays). It offers great vistas of the surrounding area and wonderful scenic photo opportunities. There is a small refreshments shop to get a cold soft drink after... More

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