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Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte)

Off Estrada do Repouso, Macau, China
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Ranked #23 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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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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73 helpful votes 73 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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4 helpful votes 4 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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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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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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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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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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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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