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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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History and a view

If you're interested in learning about some of Macau's history, then this is a good place to visit. You can have a good walk around the grounds and then snap a scenic shot of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

To be fair i have visited higher and bigger forts in india, too small compared to them, people can give it a miss. It does provide a good view from the top of the city. Cleanliness of the place to be appreciated.

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fort is a short but uphill walk from the ruins of St. Paul's and worth the short journey. The walls of the castle seem complete and the series of steps, all steep, take one up to the top. The main plus of the fortress apart from the museum there, is the views over Macau which make the climb worth... More 

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Thank Rvwr2012
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was at St Paul and saw escalator leading to the museum. Decided to take a look which remember there wasn't any at all. Almost 5:30pm and went up to the fort instead. Up at the top, there are many canons display around the wall and of course the beautiful view of Macau.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're interested in learning about some of Macau's history, then this is a good place to visit. You can have a good walk around the grounds and then snap a scenic shot of the city.

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Thank SpotOnTheMap
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a leisurely afternoon up here enjoying a panoramic view of Macao. It is located just next to St Paul's ruins and above the excellent Macao Museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This fort is next to the ruins of St Pauls and is really worth the short walk. There are a few steps so it might not be appropriate for the infirm. The views from the top are great, you see both the old and the new Macau.

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Thank LeahSydney01
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spend about 30 minutes having a look at the fort. There is no cost to enter and you can get a good view of Macau Island, as well as the historic Old Town and St Paul's ruins. There is the Museum of Macau in the middle. The fort is a 5 minute walk to St Paul's and the Old Town.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've seen cannons in other countries, mainly the Caribbean, but I've haven't seen this many cannons in one spot. There are also some great views of the city, as pointed out by other reviewers. The Macau Museum is located at the top of the Forte as well. There is also a very old looking tree at the top which was... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

It's quite a climb to get to the Monte Forte, we started from the Sao Paulo ruins, loads of stairs but once you reach the top, the view is quite impressive.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I liked trekking up all the hills and old streets of Macau, so naturally I found my way here almost accidentally. It's pretty big and I was mostly thrilled by the fact that I could see China from the top! But you know, it's a fort, so not much else to say. Unless you are a fort enthusiast

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