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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  • Great way to get to know Portuguese history. The fort is well preserved and at its top was built the Macao Museum of History, another excellent option to visit. You can see the cast iron dr cannons.  more »
  • The Fort contains a replica of the Jesuit monk who fought with the artillery. Museum, and the pay and listen or watch battery is the entrance and feel as if it is free. Even though the replica are impressive.
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  • A place worth visiting, if nothing more than to see another side of Macau. The ruins of St Paul's are the draw, but surely the castle is the main attraction. It's a bit of a climb, especially if it's ...  more »
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  • What a complete awesome place. Amazing history, amazing views, amazing! After walking to the top, make sure you go right around the whole circumference to view Macau from all angles. Try to get there around 4pm & stay for sunset. It closes at 7pm,so give yourself at least an hour to see it all & soak up the atmosphere. Walk down the hill after sunset for beautiful night photos of the Ruins of St Paul's.
  • Amazing view on the city! Historical areal of the fort is a calm refuge in bussy city with many old cannons, nice gardens and interesting museum in the central building. Highly recommended for visit.
  • Amazing views of the city. Very close to the old town, therefore highly recommended. Make sure you go all the way up.
  • One of the souvenirs of Portugese... Nothing new with the architecture, its like a regular fort. But the speciality is, you can enjoy the spectacular view of the city of macau from here. And there is one binocular located at the top. The administration is good. The security guards are everywhere to ensure your safety. And there is a garden at the top of the fort. No entry fees. One of the best places to visit with children. Usually not too crowded. You can enjoy the fresh air also. Overall a nice place to visit with your kids.
  • Caught an awesome sunset here, over the mountains and behind the monastery ruins. From the fort you can see many angles of Macau.
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