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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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"macau museum"
in 37 reviews
"great views over the city"
in 4 reviews
"fort offers"
in 3 reviews
"fortress walls"
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"steep steps"
in 4 reviews
"worth the climb"
in 5 reviews
"st paul"
in 15 reviews
"portuguese fort"
in 4 reviews
"mainland china"
in 11 reviews
"old fortress"
in 6 reviews
"the grand lisboa hotel"
in 4 reviews
"great photos"
in 3 reviews
"degree view"
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"photo opportunities"
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"paul's ruins"
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"worth a visit"
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"nice place to visit"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have visit Macau for quite a few times over the years but many times its just visiting casinos, museums, hotels and food/restaurants but this was the first time I actually visited Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte). It was quite a hike uphill from the...More

Thank bruceywonder
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This old fortress built by the Jesuit Catholic order is right opposite the Ruins of St Paul and has very easy access. There are two sets of escalators up and various ramps for ease of entry. There are lovely views from the top and several...More

Thank FionaPerthWA
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place located besides Ruins of St. Paul, so you must visit this place, be careful cause you must climbs some stairs before reachs the top. There was some cannons on the top of the fort & the most special is, you can take a...More

Thank ermezmee
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't find anything particularly exciting about this museum. Although the views from the roof are amazing.

Thank Angad S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is right at the centre of the heritage belt of tourist sites. Its on top of a hill, gives tourist a good exercise to walk up the steps. On the top there is a museum and a number of old cannons. You can...More

Thank Jonathanlct
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Although you cannot see the Cotai Strip from Monte Forte, you got some nice 360° view around Macao - especially beautiful during sundown.

Thank Felix171
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

Historically, Monte Forte or Big Fort built by Portuguese between 1617 -1627 to defends Macau from Chinese and Dutch invasions. The fort was built on Mount Hill overlooking the city and harbour. It mounted 32 cannon, had its own water reservoir, and the capacity for...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

The fortress is impressive. You climb to the top and theres is macau museum. The canons around the wall with the views of the city are amazing. It is nice to see the chinese people exercising in the morning. Nice place to see

Thank PetiteRoutarde
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

My friends were first time visitors to Macau and we walked up the hill to Monte Forte. Nice view from the top.

Thank Quack H
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

You can access the Monte Forte through the escalators in the Macao Museum. From the top of the fort you get some nice views of Macau. You should go all the way round the fort to get different aspects of Macau. The cannons look impressive....More

Thank Mazmannan
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