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Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte), Macau

Categories: Historic Sites, Military Facilities, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 440+ 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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  • This was the second time to visit the fort. I brought my wife this time to look out over the city. The fort it self is nice, but usually crowded. The steps to the top are very steep and slippery. BUT ...  read more »
  • Fort repulsed when the Netherlands has been attacked in 1622, in fact, built in the 15th century Portugal people still many cannons lined toward the outside of the Fort. You will enjoy excellent only Fort in a small place, so weather permitting.
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  • If you have been to Macau Museum, then take an escalator to Mount Fortress on the left. The view itself was truly stunning where you could see Macau Peninsula. Good vibes. 
  • 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.
  • It offers a great and picturesque view of Macau, especially superb for sunset view. There is also some canons as it was previously a military centre. In short, it is a place for looking around for the surroundings of the area and to take photos.
  • The fortress of Macau (Fortaleza do Monte) is an impressive landmark. It offers the best panoramic view of the Macau Peninsula.
  • Been up there for sunset. I expected little bit more. Great view all over Macau.
  • Just a short walk uphill from St Pauls don't miss this spot for a 360 panoramic view of Macau. Best in the late afternoon or sunset if you can manage it. The best views of the city by far except for Macau Tower and this place has far more character and it's free. The Macau museum is right here too and we'll worth a short visit.
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