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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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  • Yes, for picture taking. You can see the surrounding Macau peninsular from the top. A bit of a hike up the stairs to the top of the fort, however, easily follow the escalator to the bottom of the hill...  more »
  • I was just strolling around the old city center with no specific itinerary, suddenly I was at the top of it and was a great surprise because you get a 360 degrees perspective of the city! A must!  more »
  • On went a pretty steep. Roller went in February, was sweltering. Fort has lots of guns. Museum of Macau S.A.R. on the premises. In the square with the locals had dance and Tai Chi.
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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.