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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Like St Paul's down the hill this place offers a peek into the Portugese history of Macau, and is a great vantage point to see the old parts of Macau mixed with the new. The cannons, stonework and structure is amazing. The day we were...More

Thank Stephen R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fortress is just near Ruins of St Paul's, and you can take the escalator up to see great views of Macau city from above.

Thank Mindy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must visit when in Macau to enjoy the Portuguese architecture. Located close to city center is easily accessible.

Thank tVikasg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Use the elevator if you have weak feet. Viewing the city from top of the fort. Quite challenging if using stairs to top. Lots of tourist here due to proximity to Ruins of St. Paul

Thank STA T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A Portuguese era fort that is located on top of a hill offering scenic view of the entire city of Macau. Great for taking pictures. Close by to the Ruins of St Paul and the Museum as well. Enjoyed my time here as the views...More

Thank dori_lukey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's well worth the climb because the view from the top is wonderful, whichever way you look. You have to be amazed at the strength of the fortress, and how a small number of Portuguese were able to impose themselves so completely on local labourers...More

Thank LH M
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Beautiful gardens in the middle of Macau, about 5 mn walk from San Francisco church and away from the bustle of the town. You will have a 360 view of Macau and the Chinese towns beyond, as well as of the harbour and the casinos....More

Thank Christophe B
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

I went up the fort wanting to see more than I saw. Cannons sitting about and nothing else. It wasn't really special in any way. However, it still had good view but still, don't go unless you have plenty of time.

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 9 June 2017

An old Portuguese fort, but held intact by the new authorities. The views form every angle are fantastic: Taipa and Coloane to the south and mainland China to the North. Lovely gardens and even a museum to see for free

Thank Luis S
Reviewed 8 June 2017

After a disastrous visit to the Ruins of St. Paul, we needed to be at a place where there were less crowds and the fortress was just that. It still had crowds but because of the layout and size the crowds are less evident and...More

Thank Daniel A
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