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Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte), Macau

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Historic Site Military Facility
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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  • 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 plen...  more »
  • 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 muse...  more »
  • 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 cr...  more »
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  • I enjoyed the history of the fort, and the views from the top. There are many cannons placed around the fort (I forget if they are originals or replicas), so you can snag some cool pictures. I recommend that you visit the museum located within the fort. It's pretty big and not that expensive to enter.
  • Skyline view of Macau. Can see the tower, famous hotels, residential area, sea road, port. All around are the canons. Nice piece of history.
  • This small fort has the best skyline views of Macau. It is quite the juxtaposition seeing the cannons next to the modern glass casinos.
  • Nicely preserved Portuguese fort. Quite windy and offer a superb view of the city on a clear day. There's also a Macau museum nearby that closed on Monday.
  • I love that place, you have a nice view and there is always the option to visit the museum.