Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte), Macau

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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. Plan a trip to Macau easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • Historically, Monte Forte or Big Fort built by Portuguese between 1617 -1627 to defends Macau from Chinese and Dutch invasions. The fort was built on Mount Hill overlooking the city and harbour. It mo...  more »
  • The fortress is impressive. You climb to the top and theres is macau museum. The canons around the wall with the views of the city are amazing. It is nice to see the chinese people exercising in the m...  more »
  • My friends were first time visitors to Macau and we walked up the hill to Monte Forte. Nice view from the top.  more »
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  • Amazing views of the city. Very close to the old town, therefore highly recommended. Make sure you go all the way up.
  • Interesting stop with beautiful views of the city. Across from St Paul's Ruins, follow the signs that lead you to the museum (right hand side of the ruins), go up the escalators and when you get to the ticket office turn left to the next set of escalators. A ticket is not required for the Fort, it is free.
  • A nice walk after visiting Ruins of St Paul's. The fort allows good insight into Macau"s colonial history and it offers an amazing view of Macau.
  • Cool old fort with a great view of the city. Play around on some old cannons, then check out the Macau museum.
  • Great place to see a sunset, while enjoying a beautiful historical site. Great views of the city and the Ruins of St. Paul's.

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