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Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte), Macau
(4.2/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte), part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Historic Centre of Macau, is a 17th-century structure initially built to protect locals from pirates. Since then, the attraction has also been a residence of the Governors of Macau, a weather observatory, and now houses the Macau Museum. Be sure to visit the top of the fort, which rewards you with 360-degree views of Macau's landscape. Also find the giant steel gun and ancient pagodas, once the sites of Society of Jesus. Take a look at our Macau vacation planner to schedule your visit to Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte) and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Fortifications that made the society of Jesus, on both sides of the Macau S.A.R. glares in set up. You can now also see the ruins was equipped with many cannons. Location, easy to go without getting lost, because it is right next to the ruins of St. Paul's. What good is the view from the Fort.
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  • 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 so...  more »
  • 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 i...  more »
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  • A great historical legacy of the city of Macau, within walking distance of the centre and with good views of the city. Not unlike any other fort I've seen before, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.
  • Should visit after visiting the ruins next door. Macau museum is located at the top. Some amazing contrasting views of the old Macau and the Grande Lisboa tower behind...
  • Right adjacent to the ruins of St. Paul's (behind to the right) this has great vistas of the metropolis and is easily preserved. It's well worth popping in for a browse.
  • Portuguese-era fort in the centre of the main island. Offers great views over Macau and is right near the ruins of St Pauls. I'd recommend visiting on your first day as it's a great place to get your bearings on the surrounding area.
  • An old Portuguese fort providing great views of Macau city. It houses the Macau museum of history