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Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte)

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Address: Off Estrada do Repouso, Macau, China
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Built in the 16th century by the Jesuits and later used as a military base,...

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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This place is next to the Ruins of St. Paul so it wasn't hard to find. The walk to the fortress took us about 10-15 mins. The views at the top were beautiful and "instagram... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is next to the Ruins of St. Paul so it wasn't hard to find. The walk to the fortress took us about 10-15 mins. The views at the top were beautiful and "instagram worthy". It was very historical and great for pictures.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It takes approximately 10 mins to go up the fortress after climbing a long flights of stairs. However, I subsequently noticed that the fortress is also accessible via the Macau Museum in which there are escalators from the bottom of the hill to the fortress. For your consideration if you are travel partners have walking difficulties. The view from the... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place made our visit to the Ruins of St Paul (next door) worthwhile (those ruins in themselves were okay but not worth a trek in their own on a very busy bank holiday in the heat). Great views of some old and new parts of Macau and an interesting fort. Steps may be steep for some. You have more... More 

Thank SteveDDD
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No wonder he jesuit priests chose this location for their fortress. It sits on a hill-top with commanding views of all of Macau and further (if visibility permits). Lisboa hotel rises in all of its tacky immenseness in the distance as well as the ugly backside of town can be seen. Huge fortress walls rise out of a lush park... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well restored and maintained fortress on the hill in Macau with great views across the city. Nice gardens around the base of the fortress walls.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting St Paul's Ruins, the fort is just adjacent and you do a little climb up the stairs to enter the fort. There is a good view of macau from the top of the fort and plenty of photo opportunity with the cannons lining the fort. Worth the climb. There is a better flight of modern stairs at the... More 

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Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Visited on 07/03/2017,it located next to Ruins of St. Paul. There are 2 flights of staircase,one is the original,which is uneven and 'high',we climbed the uneven one,which make us breathless till we reached the top. But is a good view from top. We came down from the other staircase. This staircase is suitable for elderly or parents with kids to... More 

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Reviewed March 11, 2017

From Ruins of St. Paul, you will just turn right, then around the garden, there's an escalator at the side part of the peak.(It's a tip, because you'll ganna see the stairs first) The peak is free, no entrance fee. Then at the top, you have a great view of the vicinity of beautiful Macau. Plus you can enjoy the... More 

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Reviewed March 8, 2017 via mobile

Been for a walk around Macau. The Fortaleza do monte offers a great view of Macau and the surrounding.

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Reviewed March 2, 2017

Yes, for picture taking. You can see the surrounding Macau peninsular from the top. A bit of a hike up the stairs to the top of the fort, however, easily follow the escalator to the bottom of the hill.

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