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Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte)

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Address: Off Estrada do Repouso, Macau, China
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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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An old fortress where you can see Macau

The Monte Forte located next to the Ruins of St Paul. It is a place that you can go there after visiting the Ruins of St Paul. There are a lot of cannons there. You can also see... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Monte Forte located next to the Ruins of St Paul. It is a place that you can go there after visiting the Ruins of St Paul. There are a lot of cannons there. You can also see Macau from there. When you go there from Ruins of St Paul, DO NOT follow the direction sign. You should follow the... More 

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Port Louis, Port Louis, Mauritius
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

That is the place for energetic people. There are lots of stair. However, it is worth it as it offers you a panoramic view of Macau. Additionally, there is a museum nearby.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Next to St.Pauls so it is handy and worth the look. A little bit up hill and steps, accessible for most people, except elderly,or very unfit,especially if it is a hot day,plenty seats if needed. At top it has museum , and a walk around a square with plenty viewing points for camera.

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As many places in Macau, Fortaleza do Monte is a very nice place to relax and spend a nice afternoon enjoying the views and the quietness.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are visiting ruins of saint Paul, this is just next to it. You should visit it. There is a steep climb, worth it to see Portugals basic defence position for their then gverners in 18th century. The overall structure isnt that impressive for a fort.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

I didn't find this place very interesting, but that's probably because I've never been a fan of forts in any country. However, people who like photography and history will probably find this place worth a quick stop (~15min). Pros: 1. The cannons are well preserved. 2. There is a view of Macau. Cons: 1. It can be tedious to climb... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Its a nice place to walk around, go to the top and have the best view of the old town and its surrounding area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

There is a bit of a walk up a few steps, this is not for the very unfit or elderly. I saw quite a few people looking a bit puffed part way up. Best to do on a cooler day as well. but once you are up the top there are great views, and the cannons still remain stationed in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

The walk was well worth it for the view of Macau. I fell sorry for the people that built it having to lug the stones to make it! Nice gardens and waterworks at the top. All cannon placements still in place. Reminded me of Malacca in Malaysia.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

If you're up it, take a walk up to Monte Forte where it is home to the historical military centre of Macau. There are cannons lined up on the old fortress walls and a beautiful green garden to see once you reach the top. It's connected to the Macao Museum as well so if you don't want to climb down... More 

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