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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  • September 28, 2017
    Are adjacent to the ruins of St. Paul's. Because it is on a small hill overlooking the Macau S.A.R. city seem to be of major military defense of the city. I have a lot of artillery. Powerful.
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  • September 23, 2017
    Before anything else let me just say that THIS FORT HAS AN ESCALATOR. We walked up the hard way and due to the heat and humidity along with the flights of stairs we all arrived at the top dying. Offer...  more »
  • September 23, 2017
    The fortress appears suddenly to the right, towards St Paul's Cathedral. In all directions for dozens of cannons at the top is installed. I feel that the observation deck overlooking the harbor and what was expected from the bottom at one thing, even in times of peace. It is, when you come to Macau S.A.R. love to watch every you want.
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  • June 3, 2017
    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.
  • June 21, 2017
    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.
  • June 16, 2017
    Skyline view of Macau. Can see the tower, famous hotels, residential area, sea road, port. All around are the canons. Nice piece of history.
  • June 2, 2017
    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.
  • June 15, 2017
    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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