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Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte)

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Address: Off Estrada do Repouso, Macau, China
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Built in the 16th century by the Jesuits and later used as a military base,...

Built in the 16th century by the Jesuits and later used as a military base, this fort today features a public park, an observatory and the Macau Museum.

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Go, but take the escalator to Museo Macau

In hot weather the climb can be deathly and sweaty, but there are escalators that lead up to the Museum that you can take for free without even going into the museum, but go to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In the immediate vicinity of the ruins of the cathedral st. Paul. From here you can enjoy excellent views over the entire center of Macau. Here is the Macau Museum.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Climbed up the short but exhausting steps to reach this beautifully preserved fort adjacent to St Paul's ruins. It contains the museum of Macao for those wanting an introduction to the colony's history as well as some stunning views of the city, old and new.

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Macau, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place just right next to the ruins of st. paul. There is a museum connecting to the spot. The park has a spectacular 360 view of the whole city. And best of all, there is elevator to get there. no sweat. pleasant and refreshing. The museum houses the history of Macau. It is worth taking some time to stroll... More 

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In hot weather the climb can be deathly and sweaty, but there are escalators that lead up to the Museum that you can take for free without even going into the museum, but go to the museum because it is pretty good. Views from the top are great on a clear day and just a hop up from the St... More 

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Brisbane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the fort recently and enjoyed viewing the various cannons and the view over Macau old town. The fort is in good repair and was interesting to see

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are great views of Macau from the fort and interesting history lesson. Conveniently located near the Ruins of St. Paul.

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Cebu City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Prepare your knees and legs in going up to this fort. Once up there, you will have a nice view of the area below.

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Kozhikode, India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fort is small and steep. But due to escalator going up easy. Some good photographic point. Otherwise nothing is worth. We took maccau site seen tour and found it ok experience.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is next to the Ruins of St. Paul so it wasn't hard to find. The walk to the fortress took us about 10-15 mins. The views at the top were beautiful and "instagram worthy". It was very historical and great for pictures.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

It takes approximately 10 mins to go up the fortress after climbing a long flights of stairs. However, I subsequently noticed that the fortress is also accessible via the Macau Museum in which there are escalators from the bottom of the hill to the fortress. For your consideration if you are travel partners have walking difficulties. The view from the... More 

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