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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 right next to st.paul ruins. Very easy to find. The architecture and history here are awesome.  more »
  • St. Paul's Cathedral to see a lot of those thorns thorns. St. Paul's Cathedral as Fort Montefiore first subside away two way. See all Macau Monte Fort boxers got to see more ~
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  • Macao Museum is located on the roof of the Fort where you can see a panoramic view of the Macao la was great. Didn't have much shade on a hot day a bit tough spots. Though only once, the educational visit:)
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  • I enjoyed the history of the fort, and the views from the top. There are many cannons placed around the fort (I forget if they are originals or replicas), so you can snag some cool pictures. I recommend that you visit the museum located within the fort. It's pretty big and not that expensive to enter.
  • A Portuguese era fort that is located on top of a hill offering scenic view of the entire city of Macau. Great for taking pictures. Close by to the Ruins of St Paul and the Museum as well. Enjoyed my time here as the views are breathtaking.
  • Skyline view of Macau. Can see the tower, famous hotels, residential area, sea road, port. All around are the canons. Nice piece of history.
  • Nicely preserved Portuguese fort. Quite windy and offer a superb view of the city on a clear day. There's also a Macau museum nearby that closed on Monday.
  • This small fort has the best skyline views of Macau. It is quite the juxtaposition seeing the cannons next to the modern glass casinos.

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