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“nice spot to break during a busy day”

Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte)
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Macau Day Tour with 2-Way Ferry Transfer from Shenzhen
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Owner description: 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.
Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“nice spot to break during a busy day”
Reviewed March 6, 2012

We ventured up to the Fort after visiting the St. Paul ruins. We had a good view of the city; the new immersed with the historic. It was a relaxing break to sit above the city life.

Visited March 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“A great vantage point and an interesting walk”
Reviewed January 23, 2012

There is a bit of an uphill walk involved in getting to the fort, but once there one has a 360 degree view of the city and into mainland China. I didn't try out the museum, but just seeing the large defensive structure up close was enough for me.

Visited January 2012
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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“Historic Portuguese Fort with good views over Macau”
Reviewed November 30, 2011

Free access to this historic and important landmark, built as a statement in stone of the Portuguese strength and intent to colonise in 1622.
It is well worth the climb up to the top to see the views from the Fort Walls over the Pearl river delta to Mainland China. The excellent Macau museum forms the centrepiece of the site. Nice laid back and shady attractive park with floral displays well tended by the gardeners. Locals enjoy the tranquility for Tai Chi, and reak from hustle and bustle of the city. Definately worth a short detour to see.

Visited November 2011
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Hong Kong, China
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“Affords nice views of the city on clear day”
Reviewed May 11, 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.

Visited May 2011
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