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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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Reviewed 3 days ago

It takes some (climbing) effort to get to this castle/fortress in the middle of the old town centre, but its worth the effort. The state of the fortress is pretty good inclusive its many canons. At the top of the fortress you have great views...More

Thank Glenn M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to get away from the hustle and bustle of Macau and see some sites. Our first stop was Monte Forte. It is definitely a trek to walk up here from Senado Square. The incline is pretty high and if you go during the heat...More

Thank Sheen T
Reviewed August 9, 2018

This place we just walked by but enjoyed a lot because there you can see the "real" Macau. It's possible to walk around and to take some pictures but they close in the evening. Thats a shame! The guards acting a little bit strange, feels...More

Thank Worldskarma
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Located next to Ruins of St. Paul is this important piece of history in Macau. Initially build in 16th century to safeguard the church; it’s served as an important defense base for many centuries after that. It is known for it’s 32 huge canons. It...More

Thank Dileep K
Reviewed August 2, 2018

It's amazing to see 2 different cultures united (portuguese and chinease) the area where the fort is is great to walk around, you have fantastic views of Macau, plenty of places to see in a near area

Thank gdj s
Reviewed July 21, 2018

After visiting St. Paul's façade, we just walked up and enjoyed the views from Fortaleza do Monte. You can also visit the small but interesting museum inside.

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Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

Up above you can see most part of Macau, I did not know that they have forts like this. You'll see here how they preserved the historical objects of Macau, its like old meets new :D

Thank Marc M
Reviewed July 15, 2018

I found the Forte to be just average. There was not a lot to see other than walking around the top of the fort and checking out the Mcacau city views from every side. The view from the Guia Lighthouse is much better though a...More

Thank wireless_in_CA
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

No signs directing you to where the museum is. Only 1 easy way to get to the top. I took the stairs. Would wear comfortable shoes. Not much at the top. Besides a good view.

Thank PresPJ
Reviewed July 4, 2018

We found we could get to Macau from Taipa using the casino shuttles (from Wynn to Wynn) and then walking around Macau (we were staying in Taipa at Cotai Central). My gps wasn't working all that great and we ended up going up hills that...More

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