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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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Another Portuguese heritage

Monte Forte is next to the Ruin's of St Paul and requires some stairs climbing. Do not hesitate to climb to the top and visit the Macau Museum if time is allowed

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Mauritius
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Monte Forte is next to the Ruin's of St Paul and requires some stairs climbing. Do not hesitate to climb to the top and visit the Macau Museum if time is allowed

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit while in Macau. Can get some nice pictures of the city with Canons in many shots. Has a museum also.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Historic fort built to resist the attacks of the Dutch back in time. There is one single entrance and some cannons on the walls. There are beautiful views of the surroundings and beautiful panoramas. Close to the Ruins of St Paul.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the highest points in Macau, very near the Ruins of St. Paul. You have to do some effort to get there but it's really worth it! This fortress is another piece of Macau's history that you must visit!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is very close to Ruin of St. Paul and Historic Centre of Macau. They are all walking distances from one another. This place has a great view of Macau. Although it does take some hiking up those stairs and walkways, it's definitely worth it! Lots of picture opportunities.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once you are at Ruins of St Paul, it is not much hectic to go up to the fort. From the fort, one can get a spectacular view of Macau. The museum at the top of the fort is open from 10AM to 6PM, but closed on Tuesday and Public Holidays. There is no fee for the entry to both... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our time here although we did have to walk uphill to get here. It offers great views of Macau and we welcomed the breeze on such a humid and hot afternoon. The fortress has a museum with some historical information. To be honest, we did not pay too much attention. We just took a break from the hustle... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great views over the city with Portuguese canon and first rate museum opened in 1998. Excellent walks up to the summit. Good exercise! The Fortress was started in 1617 and helped to hold off a Dutch invasion in 1622.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bit of a climb up to the top but well worth it. Has wonderful views in every direction. Can also spot the ruins of St. Paul if you look carefully. Great photos to be taken.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Walking to the top of the Fort afforded you good views of the city. The museum was closed for holiday thecday we visited.

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