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Monte Forte (Fortaleza do Monte)
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Great views looking over Macau as you walk around the grounds. So make sure you have your camera. A little cafe there too for coffee etc.

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Reviewed 12 April 2014

A short walk from Ruins of St. Paul's to the base of this Fortress. Required lots of stamina to climb the stairs to the top. Worth the effort. By looking at the placement of the cannons, we were transported back in time when Macau was just an enclave surrounded by the sea and this Fortress was built to defend the city. One of the cannon’s placement is pointing at Grand Lisboa Casino and this gave us a good laugh as well as made us realized how far Macau has progressed in terms of land reclamation.

Thank little-muachi
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Reviewed 26 March 2014 via mobile

I visited on the 14/04/2014 and I'm glad I went. It's only about a ten minute walk from the busy areas of the town centre. It is however a very steep walk to get up to it. It offers amazing views and it was not to busy with tourists.

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Reviewed 15 January 2014

Once you get over the height and the cannons, the fort isn't all that impressive.
I left there with 2 big questions...
What are these cannons aimed at exactly?
and
How exactly was this designed to protect them from the Jesuits?

The walk to the fort can be rough for some but I enjoyed the journey up. You get the feeling that more can be done with these grounds to promote tourism, but they just seem like an unfinished idea. The view is great but all you learn is that old Macau isn't all that scenic.

Thank sneakyright
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

It is a small fort which can be accessed through the stairs beside the ruins of St. Paul or upon exit of the Museum of Macau. The fort is very much similar to that of the Walled City of Intramuros in Manila. The walls are thick and made of adobe. At the time we visited there were just a few items remnant of the war time. I think what makes it significant to tourists like me is that it offers a view of Macau from the top. You will see the Tower of Macau from afar, the Grand Lisboa with its unique architecture, and most of the residential and commercial areas of Macau. It also offers as a short resting place with some trees surrounding the place. If you did not have the chance to go to the Tower of Macau then this could be second substitute.

Thank lanaval
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