Viva Macau: Macau Fortress

Inhale the stunning view of Macau’s concrete jungle after a heart-stopping climb on the way to the top.

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Just a few steps away from St. Paul Ruins is the historic Macau Fortress (sometimes called Monte Forte and Fortaleza do Monte in Portuguese). It has been a silent witness of Macau’s rich colonial past over a hundred years ago and has claimed a spot as one of the the must-see tourist attractions in the country.

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Visitors flock to Mount Fortress to see what’s on top and since it’s just a stone throw away from the famed Ruins.

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The entire landscape of the park which is covered with lush of trees and patch of green grass was absolutely lovely and totally refreshing to one’s eyes. A morning run along the path or a leisurely walk with your adorable dog would be a perfect activity in this venue.

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Wooden benches are also available to provide comfort for every visitor’s tired feet. A good place to relax while enjoying the beautiful scenery below.

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Cannons bigger than us and tainted walls  heaves an old and historical ambiance that is what the fortress trying to depict.

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Perched on top of the hill is the Macau Museum (Museu de Macau in Portuguese).  From what I heard, it holds a variety of galleries that features Macau’s traditions, culture and history. Should we have more time, we could have explored what’s inside of this building.

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Along with the crisp air that filled my lungs, the view from the top is a glimpse of Macau’s everyday living. Bunch of glorious casinos, gray-colored apartments and an average neighborhood. There’s nothing much to do in the area but I still consider Macau Fortress worth a visit.

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Getting here:
From St. Paul Ruins, follow the green post signs leading to the Fortress.

Entrance Fee:
None

Note: This Macau Trip was held last March 2013.

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4 thoughts on “Viva Macau: Macau Fortress

  1. erinfinity says:

    I love your blog and your photography – makes me want to go travel! Especially to Macau. I’m in Canada so I’m currently frozen… lol. I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award since I enjoy your posts so much! You can read more about it on my last blog post @ erinfinity.com. Thanks!

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