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Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte)

Off Estrada do Repouso, Macau, China
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Ranked #26 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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Sao Paulo, SP
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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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
296 helpful votes 296 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
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
197 helpful votes 197 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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296 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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129 reviews 129 reviews
99 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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