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Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte), Macau
(4.1/5 based on 480+ 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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  • It's quite a climb to get to the Monte Forte, we started from the Sao Paulo ruins, loads of stairs but once you reach the top, the view is quite impressive. 
  • You can view all the North of the peninsula of Macau rises. There is so much around the flats on a hill Bonnie is all over the place. Be sure to go up an escalator ride up to the top when he speaks. You can climb to the top of the Monte fortress walking towards two way. One of the St. Paul Cathedral, facing away from the right path. The road turns to the right and walk up the Monte fortress. The other one is the St. Paul Cathedral, facing away from the oenjjoggil. Macau Museum looked up the milestone. The road got really comfortable up to the top of the left eseukeolreiteoga.
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  • I liked trekking up all the hills and old streets of Macau, so naturally I found my way here almost accidentally. It's pretty big and I was mostly thrilled by the fact that I could see China from the ...  more »
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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.