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Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte)

Off Estrada do Repouso, Macau, China
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Ranked #28 of 176 Attractions in Macau
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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46 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We loved it here. After the cathedral this was a great change of pace. The views were brilliant and if you can avoid the tours then the photo opportunities are awesome. Do it, it doesn't disappoint.

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Holland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

From here you can see the ruins if St Pauls Cathedral. You also have a good view over Macau. The is a shop were you can drink something or have something to eat. There are canons everything looks very good.

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British Columbia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
32 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Monte Forte is also known as Fortaleza do Monte in Portuguese. The fort was initially built in 1617-1626 by St. Paul’s Church to protect their property. Later on it became a military fortress for the defence of Macau. One website has the fort perimeter at over 330 feet (although it does seem longer) and walls 30 feet in height and... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Museum at Fortaleza do Monte is worth the visit, but the best part is upstairs. Take some time to enjoy the sunset from the the top of the Fortress - one of the best views of the city. Very touristy and super-crowded area in the surroundings, be patient.

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Fort Worth
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134 reviews 134 reviews
40 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Go the Historic Centre and follow the road (all uphill) to St. Paul's, turn right and head up the stairs. Warning: although not a strenuous climb by any means, in the summer heat and humidity it can be a bit of work. Luckily most of it is shaded. Once you are at the top you are treated to absolutely magnificent... More

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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217 reviews 217 reviews
27 attraction reviews
297 helpful votes 297 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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188 attraction reviews
199 helpful votes 199 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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298 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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
41 helpful votes 41 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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