Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte)

Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte)

Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte)
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
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, this fort today features a public park, an observatory and the Macau Museum.
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Hugary1
Sydney, Australia5,799 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Part of our day tour. Driver waited while we explored without a time limit. It is an interesting structure with some great views of the city. The inside Museum requires and extra entry fee while entry into fortress is free. Clean bathrooms.
Plenty of signs and pamphlets to give you the details you might be looking for.
Enjoyable 90 min
Written January 7, 2024
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ROCruiser
Claremont, CA4,634 contributions
Jul 2019
We were taken here by mistake and it was a climb up as we were looking for a particular restaurant but it was all worth it at the end. The walk up was nice with easy passage way and excellent view of the city up on top. There is the Macau Museum and some cute animal figures on the grass. Quite relaxing.
Written April 7, 2020
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idrovoviva
Quito525 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
After a short hike you will reach a small yet very interesting place to visit. In a very well preserved area tens of tremendous canyons guard the fort. Views from to of the hill are breathtaking and perhaps is the only place without a casino, where you can just enjoy the whole of sassy Macau!
Written April 27, 2019
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Xin Ru T
Singapore, Singapore1,317 contributions
Jun 2016 • Solo
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 up the steps to get to the fort, especially in hot weather.

Tips:
1. From the Ruins of St Paul's, follow the signs and walk in the direction of the Macau Museum. You can take an escalator to the top of the museum and access the fort directly without having to climb up any steps. There is no need to purchase the museum ticket to use this escalator.
Written June 21, 2016
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CancunVoyager
Miami Fla.536 contributions
Dec 2019
This museum is located inside a historic building built during the Portuguese colony in Macau, it has different rooms and floors where you can discover a little the history of this city with a Latin past.
The best part is the roof of the fort where you will find incredible views of the city and the best place to relax or take a good souvenir photograph.
Written December 31, 2019
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Angelina A
Singapore, Singapore588 contributions
Mar 2017 • Friends
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 climb. But is not friendly to wheelchair nor baby pram.
Written March 13, 2017
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China159,619 contributions
Oct 2012 • Solo
The Monte Forte attraction, which is a member of the UNESCO World Heritage designation for the Historic Centre of Macau is located right next to the famous Ruins of St. Paul. It is a nice place to visit but needs to be combined with the Macau Museum, within the same grounds to be worth your time.

The lower level below the Forte is wooded and well-shaded, offering a break from the heat and sun during the summer months. Also, as you approach and enter the fort area and from within the fort itself, you are rewarded with some nice views of the surrounding area. Lastly, there are nice cannons on display as well providing decent atmosphere to this attraction.

Unfortunately, there is not much to see within the fort itself except a small single room gallery that you can access from the top. Here there are a few wall displays providing a bit of history about fort but there is not much else to see to the fort itself. However, sharing the same ground, you can find the Macau Museum (MOP15) which offers a good account of the various eras of Macau's history.

Overall, while there are nice views from Monte Forte we only recommend visiting if you intend to visit the Macau Museum, especially if you have limited time in Macau.

Hint: If you plan to visit both the Forte Monte and the Macau Museum, do the museum first so you that you can take advantage of the escalators built in to carry you up to the museum entrance. When you finish the museum, you find yourself at the top of Forte Monte without being required to climb up the hill to the actual entrance. You can then simply climb down the path after you finish visiting.
Written November 1, 2012
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Anthony G
Shanghai, China793 contributions
Jan 2012 • Couples
The fort was built between 1617 and 1626 by Jesuits. Nice views over Macau (when it is not hazy). The cannons were only used once: the only feat of arms is the aborted invasion of the Dutch in 1622. More interesting is the in housed Macau Museum (see seperate review).
Written August 30, 2012
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China159,619 contributions
May 2011
We were blessed with very clear day in Macau last week so we opted for a trip up the fort, near St. Pauls. This traditional European style fort is nothing particularly special if you've seen the hundreds of similar versions spread across Europe, but its not bad. You can take some decent photos of the cannons and the city from a nice vantage point. Due to its proximity to St. Pauls, it is worth a quick climb and look/see if you've time in Macau and its not too hot. If the air quality is poor we usually recommend giving the fort a skip. If the air quality is good and you've an extra 45 minutes to 1 hour then this can make for a very nice add-on to your Macau historic city tour.
Written May 12, 2011
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annsy2016
Chester, UK71 contributions
Jul 2019
We spotted the venue when visiting the famous St Paul's Church ruin and found that the place was actually more interesting than the ruin. It takes a while to climb up the stairs but once you are on the top, it offers grand open space and excellent view of the city. It's part of the Macau Museum. There are quite a few cannons, nice spots for taking photos with unique angles, and even some hammocks to rest on, unfortunately they were all occupied at the time of our visit.

If you can climb up the steps, I'd say it's really worth visiting just before or after the Church ruin.
Written August 10, 2019
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