About Monte Fort

One of the oldest institutions in Macau and a mammoth building in the middle of Santo Antonio, the Monte Fort is also known as Fortaleza do Monte. Boasting a phenomenal collection of cannons, barracks, cisterns, and storehouses that were used in important battles the fort does not disappoint. Before becoming a military fort, it belonged to St. Paul’s Church and defended the church from pirates. It is also among the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites and offers a panoramic view from its top which leaves the visitors mesmerized. While walking around the fort one cannot help but feel the importance of the structure from its stoic architecture to its thick walls and huge archways the structure stands out against the otherwise delicate and beautiful Macau skyline.

Must See

  • The Macau Museum, built inside the fort is a must see.
  • Cannons on display throughout the fort.
  • View from the top.

How to reach

You can go to Monte Fort by using public transport/own vehicle. In case you are using public transport as an option, you can take any of these buses; 8A, 18A, 18B, 18, 19 or 26 to reach Camoes Square. From there you'll have to walk for another 15 minutes to reach the fort. If you are travelling with old people/kids, it is advisable to travel by car/taxi.

Tips

  • Monte fort is in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Look for escalators or else there’ll be a lot of stairs to climb.
  • The castle architecture resembles European architecture.
  • The top battlements on the 9-meter-high walls are a great place to see the shimmer of the casino lights of mainland Macau, especially at twilight.
  • The view from the top is magnificent.
  • Don't forget to take photographs.
  • The place is saturated with the history of Portuguese invasion.
  • A must-see sight for history buffs.

Visit Time

Sunday: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Monday: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m

Tuesday: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Saturday: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

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Waiting Time

0 to 5 mins

 

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Entrance Fee

Yes

15 MOP. 

 

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Time you can spend

1 to 3 hours

 

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Weather

Scattered Clouds 23°C

 

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