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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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  • Average19%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Off Estrada do Repouso, Macau, China
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"macau museum"
in 37 reviews
"great views over the city"
in 4 reviews
"fort offers"
in 3 reviews
"fortress walls"
in 3 reviews
"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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Historical place in Macau. It was constructed to protect the properties of the Jesuits residing in Macau, especially from pirates as well as from Dutch Invasion. It reminds me of Intramuros in Manila, Where there is a fortress with canons to protect from invasion too....More

Thank Lem L
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you want to know the history Macau, and check out the defense line of the city, this is the fortress to check out. Standing at the top of the mountain, you would have a nice view of the old and new city of Macau,...More

Thank calvin722
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great way to get to know Portuguese history. The fort is well preserved and at its top was built the Macao Museum of History, another excellent option to visit. You can see the cast iron dr cannons.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A place worth visiting, if nothing more than to see another side of Macau. The ruins of St Paul's are the draw, but surely the castle is the main attraction. It's a bit of a climb, especially if it's a humid day, but the views...More

Thank revdmike
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The trek is quite a gentle trek, meaning not too tough, just a simple trek with cement terrain. View offered at the submit was spectacular. A good place to calm one mind, while enjoying the view of macau

Thank Engjie
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

VIsit this place and you will have a nice view over the city. Located in the city next to Ruins of St. Paul's so visit these two places at the same time.

Thank Karin S
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Reviewed 3 weeks 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 6 April 2018

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 4 April 2018

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 1 April 2018

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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