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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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Good views, interesting history

It was incredibly hot the day I did this, but it was definitely worth it. I went through the park to the right of the Ruins of St Paul's and up the stairs under the beautiful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

It was incredibly hot the day I did this, but it was definitely worth it. I went through the park to the right of the Ruins of St Paul's and up the stairs under the beautiful trees. For someone who has an average level of fitness, even in the really hot weather, this wasn't difficult. The fort gave nice views... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

within old historic town, take the time to stroll around and enjoy the views on the city to have 360 degrees view

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Greenville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It was hard to find and straight up an uneven unmarked walkway on a very hot and humid day. The gardens were beautiful and the fountains were nice. The entire area as well as the views were worth seeing. Bring your camera.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

- first time visit - accessible from the Macau Museum (with air-con) - able to see the whole Macau and a part of Mainland ps. weather was too hot that i stayed only 15 mins there

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I went with my family. Great view of Macao but need a bit of climbing. There is a Macao museum at the place itself. Great experience.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Not everything has to be casinos and lights in Macau right? The fort is just a short walk from the old church front, there are some nice views of the Lisboa (if it's not too cloudy like in my case). When I went there I wanted to go to the museum but I was very short on time to catch... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Built by the Jesuits as there head quarters the Mount fortress provided an excellent defence against the Dutch in 1622. Easy to get around has lift and elevators, worth a visit has an excellent museum and views over Macau and mainland china.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Great views once you get to the top and to see the cannons . You can go by stairs or the escalator by the St. Paul's cathedral there is a cafe up the top to get a drink . We went up the stairs and down the escalator

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Take the escalator and save your energy. This is nice walkable fort that affords a panoramic view of the city, from impressive hotels to multi-coloured dwellings crowded together.

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

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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Additional Information about Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte)

Address: Off Estrada do Repouso, Macau, China
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Macau Region  >  Macau
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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