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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. 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 fort is a really nice spot to come and hang out, especially early nightfall. There is a pretty garden with benches to relax on on one side of the Fort and a path that you can walk around the enti...  more »
  • I visited in the world heritage. Museum of Macau S.A.R. on the premises. Is looking up from under the guns of Fort. Visited in January for the new year walking and the temperature was 25 degrees hot. Weather was good for the Hibiscus flowers, often enjoyed a fine view. There were a lot of people taking pictures in the triangle with guns aimed at the Grand Lisboa. I think it kind of sneakers is better.
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  • 大炮台就在大三巴边上,一条小路过去,上台阶就到了,我们是在清晨的时候在那上边走了两圈,很浓的澳门气息,因为有许多老人在那里晨运。在上边可以小小的鸟瞰一下澳门的风景。 
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  • Beside its historical value, the fort sits on top of a hill so offers a great view of the city of Macau.
  • Very interesting place to visit. A lot of history
  • Offers pretty views of the city. Very much like other forts visited.
  • 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.
  • 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.