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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  • Macau although small but many once had a tourist from historic attractions, the old church, market, playground, casino, malls are all complete. Unfortunately not many tourists who know Macau than Hong Kong. I seniri more like Macau, dimakau place to stay if they are not as expensive as it is, I will be more long in Macau. I will visit the individual commandments themselves of historic buildings in Macau including the Monte Fort that bear witness to the Portuguese for Blue State of China for almost a hundred years. for you who likes to take pictures while OOTD I recommend visiting one at a time in the afternoon or morning all. so that the photo is not the backlight. prepare the bohemian costume, don't forget a hat and bag Priss.
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  • With the fortress in sunny weather offers excellent views which fully will help evaluate all the contradictions of the Macau S.A.R.: luxury hotels and casinos along with residential buildings, more like a cage homes for birds. Admission is free to visit necessarily.
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  • Nice picture opportunity, and views of the old city. Free admission, just take the escalators up from the Macau Museum. The walls are lined with canons and views of the casinos. You can even see the r...  more »
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  • Interesting stop with beautiful views of the city. Across from St Paul's Ruins, follow the signs that lead you to the museum (right hand side of the ruins), go up the escalators and when you get to the ticket office turn left to the next set of escalators. A ticket is not required for the Fort, it is free.
  • A nice walk after visiting Ruins of St Paul's. The fort allows good insight into Macau"s colonial history and it offers an amazing view of Macau.
  • Great place to see a sunset, while enjoying a beautiful historical site. Great views of the city and the Ruins of St. Paul's.
  • Nice fort located in a small hill top with elevator to access. Well maintained and good collection of antiques including the post box of old macau. Roof top park is excellent and we can get full view of Macau from top.
  • Very cool place to host the museum. I suggest arriving early to take in the views and snap a few photos before the crowds descend (actually ascend) upon you.

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Cotai Strip in Macau offers luxury hotels, with famous names providing rooms looking out over the harbor and down into the historical center. Establishments in this area also feature onsite entertainment options and Vegas-style casinos. Look for more affordable options north of Nam Van Lake, where chain and boutique hotels provide rooms with views of the city, the harbor, and across to China proper. Head farther north for lower rates offered by hostels and apartment rentals.
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