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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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TripAdvisor
  • No wonder he jesuit priests chose this location for their fortress. It sits on a hill-top with commanding views of all of Macau and further (if visibility permits). Lisboa hotel rises in all of its ta...  more »
  • Well restored and maintained fortress on the hill in Macau with great views across the city. Nice gardens around the base of the fortress walls.  more »
  • 就在澳門博物館頂端,免費參觀,可以看到整個澳門的風景,夜間前往應該更是美麗,四處都擺著復刻的砲台,頗有當年的樣貌  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.