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Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte)

Address: Off Estrada do Repouso, Macau, China
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Ranked #22 of 169 Attractions in Macau
Type: Historic Sites, Military Bases/ Facilities, History Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: Built in the 16th century by the Jesuits and later used as a military...
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Type: Historic Sites, Military Bases/ Facilities, History Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A good place to visit for spectacular panoramic views of the city. The fort walls and canons are interesting too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Very close to the more popular Ruins of St. Paul, this place was a military fortress. You could reach the top via two ways I think. Via the Macau Museum escalators or via the stairs in front of the fort. I suggest you to take the stairs for the view. Up top you could enjoy the view and take pictures... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This place was in walking distance from the ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral. My family and I walked up the stairs to reach the top of the fortress even though they were tired. You can reach the top by taking the escalator up to the Museum instead if you don't fancy walking up the stairs. The view of Macau at... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Macau is not all about casinos and high-class 'walkers'. Fortaleza de Monte is a living testimony to the historic past of Macau under the Portuguese rule. Built in 1617-1626 to protect the St. Paul’s Church property, it later became a military fortress for the defence of Macau. These days it is a tourist attraction, part of the 'Historic Center of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Fortaleza do Monte is the historical military centre of the former Portuguese colony of Macau. Originally built in the 17th century to protect the Jesuits. The view of the city is great and the history behind it sheds light into the fascinating history of Macau.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

If you are not a serious gambler; with high stakes monies to gamble, or looking for high cost prostitutes'; which are apparently legal in this area; there are a few other historical; sites to visit! Fortaleza do Monte (Portuguese for Mount Fortress, also Monte Forte, officially Fortaleza de Nossa Senhora do Monte de São Paulo, in English: Fortress of Our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great view of the city below and indeed of the lighthouse above. Worth a meander around the grounds too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

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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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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