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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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Worth the trek to get a bird's eye view of Old Macau

The site is quite close to the Ruins of St. Paul's however involves a fair few steep steps to get to from the Ruins. The Museum of Macau is at the top and the gardens around the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Kuala Lumpur
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184 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The site is quite close to the Ruins of St. Paul's however involves a fair few steep steps to get to from the Ruins. The Museum of Macau is at the top and the gardens around the Forte are quite pleasant affording great 360 degree views of old Macau. I found taking some of the smaller lanes upwards a better... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 428 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of the first things that were built in Macau for defensive purposes was this fort. It's right by the St.Paul's ruins and formed a missionary, military and educational complex along with the St.Paul's college (which is destroyed by fire). Don't be lazy and climb up there. You'll be rewarded with great 360' views of the entire city.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Take the short hike up the hill. You will be rewarded with Museum of Macau and great views of the city and mainland China from up there. The Museum is close on Mondays.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the Ruins of St Paul's, this is very close. It is a gentle stroll to the top of the fortress, and you are afforded with fantastic views from all parts of Macau.

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Minato, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Climb up to the top of the fort and you will not be disappointed. 360 degree views out over Macau, with amazing views of the bay, the historic centre and the casinos. Free to enter (although there is a museum which has an entry fee) and lots of photo opportunities. Well worth it.

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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fort is right next to the ruins and is very picturesque due to its stone construction and greenery. You need to walk some steps up to reach the actual fort and museum. So it is not ideal if you need to take a baby stroller with you. You can see great views of the city from the top. The... More 

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Monte forte lies on right side of Ruins of St paul.. hardly few mt aways.. so don't skip , if you are there... On a bright sunny day, you will get 360 view of macau peninsula

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Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are 2 ways of getting to the top of the fort - by climbing the usual stone stairs, or by accessing it via escalators through the museum. Canons are plentiful at the top. The best attraction is the view as one has a bird's eye view of Macau city. Plenty of photo opportunity. No smoking is allowed, although it... More 

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Thank Jack_CCC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very close to St. Paul ruins you can climb up to the fortress to see all Macau and take great photos up there.

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Thank Katou A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting the Ruins of St Paul's, grab the stairs leading to the forte on the right. At the top you a great view of the city and of the Ruins with less people in front! ;)

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