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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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The defence of macau

Overlooking the Grand Lisboa hotel, you get an understanding of the viewpoint the local people had as they defended their city from the Dutch onslaught who failed in their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
mike s
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this place by accident from strolling around to see where the path would bring me to, while mom was chilling in a park down the hill. And the view was just nice with a hidden small traditional Chinese decoration style coffee shop. The female owner even speaks Portuguese! Recommended!

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Thank Happy3nergy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overlooking the Grand Lisboa hotel, you get an understanding of the viewpoint the local people had as they defended their city from the Dutch onslaught who failed in their conquest to make Macau apart of the Dutch colony.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's quite a walk on a hot sunny day, but the view from the top is worth it. The cannons are still in place and has nice gardens. There is a museum (not free), shop and toilets so you can freshen up.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 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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Thank Susan W
Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

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 July 2, 2016

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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Thank SanjayPrasad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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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