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Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte)

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, this fort today features a public park, an observatory and the Macau Museum.
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A Portuguese era fort that is located on top of a hill offering scenic view of the entire city of Macau. Great for taking pictures. Close by to the Ruins of St Paul and the Museum as well. Enjoyed my time here as the views...More

Thank dori_lukey
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's well worth the climb because the view from the top is wonderful, whichever way you look. You have to be amazed at the strength of the fortress, and how a small number of Portuguese were able to impose themselves so completely on local labourers...More

Thank LH M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful gardens in the middle of Macau, about 5 mn walk from San Francisco church and away from the bustle of the town. You will have a 360 view of Macau and the Chinese towns beyond, as well as of the harbour and the casinos....More

Thank Christophe B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went up the fort wanting to see more than I saw. Cannons sitting about and nothing else. It wasn't really special in any way. However, it still had good view but still, don't go unless you have plenty of time.

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An old Portuguese fort, but held intact by the new authorities. The views form every angle are fantastic: Taipa and Coloane to the south and mainland China to the North. Lovely gardens and even a museum to see for free

Thank Luis S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a disastrous visit to the Ruins of St. Paul, we needed to be at a place where there were less crowds and the fortress was just that. It still had crowds but because of the layout and size the crowds are less evident and...More

Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fortress is just off the Ruins of St Paul's in Macau's historic district. Can be accessed via escalator from inside the adjacent museum if you don't fancy the trek up by foot. Smallish fortress, but provides great views of the city of Macau and...More

Thank SL9999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Next to the Macau Museum and on its top are the old fortress ruins of the Hill Fortress. While just the peak remains, there are spectacular 360 degree views across the city. Great views and worth seeing as part of the Macau Museum experience.

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made the mistake of reaching from the east side of the hill, a very steep climb through streets and stairs. I didn't know there are mechanical escalators next to St Paul's ruins to reach this place. The fortress itself is nothing special.. walls and cannons....More

Thank Javier S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well preserved Portuguese fort. In its hayday provided all round defense of the old city. Now a tourist site cum park. The site is windy and offers a good and clear view of the city on a good day. Well worth the short climb up...More

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