We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte)

Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
Book In Advance
All photos (1,054)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good53%
  • Average19%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
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.
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
See all hours
As featured in One Day in Macau
Off Estrada do Repouso, Macau, China
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte)
from US$75.11
More Info
from US$153.35
More Info
from US$153.35
More Info
Reviews (806)
Filter reviews
289 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews macau museum great views over the city fort offers steep steps nice fort museum entrance worth the climb portuguese fort great site st paul's ruins old fortress mainland china east asia visiting st the grand lisboa hotel panoramic view entire city
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 289 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in the same area with Ruin's of Saint Paul and close to Senado Square, we can see the view of Macau city from here. It's okay to take some photos here, but to be honest there is not much to be explored here.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

Well maintained Portuguese Fort with attached great Macau’s Historic museum. It is located next to Saint Paul’s ruins. Free admission on Sundays. Definitely worth visiting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank S2094HYrobertb
Reviewed 29 January 2019 via mobile

Nice relaxed spot in the middle of the city with great views. Particularly looking to the facade of st pauls

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SteveDMountainman
Reviewed 23 January 2019 via mobile

A few minutes walk to see the beautiful and historical Monte Forte, located in the east of Ruins of St. Paul. Indeed a instagramable spot!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wanderpreneur
Reviewed 22 January 2019

The Macau Museum is spread over multiple levels atop the Monte Fort - great city views by the way. Escalators get you to the top for this no fee attraction which contains well curated displays of Macau's colonial and Chinese heritage. Essentially, you work your...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank DickyKnees63
Reviewed 13 January 2019

This is really nice fort to visit and with its hilltop location provides magnificent views of the surrounding area. Takes a small amount of effort to walk up the steps but well worth for the views and to take it the history of the fort....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank robert-not-home
Reviewed 28 December 2018 via mobile

Very similar to the castles in Europe, which is of course a highlight in Asia. The view from the top was superb!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank steelriver2014
Reviewed 21 December 2018 via mobile

This old fort right next to the ruins of St Paul's has some steep steps, but cool to check out also site of Macau Museum. Great to walk around and check out the old canons and other artifacts down in one section in smaller room...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank tammyBaltimore_Md
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Though quite small and a passage to go to the museum, the place was filled with so much history from the Portuguese invasion

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Janelyn M
Reviewed 4 December 2018

Jesuits constructed Forte Monte at the beginning of 17th century and is well worth visiting for an hour or so. Besides the historical buildings there are many cannons on the fortifications, some of them pointing to the Grand Lisboa (should you happen to lose all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank palawanismyhome
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 97 nearby hotels
Holiday Hotel
106 reviews
.09 miles away
Towns Well Hotel
106 reviews
.13 miles away
Hotel Royal Macau
1,493 reviews
.31 miles away
East Asia Hotel Macau
95 reviews
.31 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,007 nearby restaurants
102 reviews
.13 miles away
221 reviews
.11 miles away
Tomato Portuguese Food
165 reviews
.08 miles away
Koi Kei Bakery
326 reviews
.10 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 324 nearby attractions
Historic Centre of Macau
2,606 reviews
.24 miles away
Macao Museum
792 reviews
.02 miles away
Ruins of St. Paul's
7,423 reviews
.12 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte) staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines