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Mount Fortress

 Macau Attractions

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Introduction to Macau Mount Fortress (澳门炮台山)

Building of the Mount Fortress began in 1617 and was finally complete in 1626, the fortress was one of the principle military facilities of the city. Mount Fortress is 52 meters above sea level and has a total of 32 cannons. The fortress is made up of three levels where there are cannons on each floor. There were also four rows of houses located nearby which were the military barracks. The fortress was always prepared with supplies and ammunition, it is said that the supplies within the fortress could last up to two years should the fortress have come under siege. Mount fortress was also the residence of the first Portuguese Governor, Francisco Mascarenhas.

The Fortress was once a restricted military facility up until 1965 when it was turned into the weather observatory. Restoration of the walls and ramparts took place in 1992, 1993 and 1996, thie involved work on maintaining the stability of the structure of the fortress. In 1998 when the Macau Museum was introduced to the site, Mount Fortress has become one of the most visited attractions of Macau. 

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Off Estrada do Repouso, Macau, China

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Main Sights

Mount Fortress

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Travel Information

Admission for Mount Fortress: Free

Opening Hours: 7:00 AM – 7:00PM

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1. You can take bus No. 3, 3X, 4, 6A, 8A, 18A, 19, 26A, 33, N1A, and then get off at Mount Fortress.

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Travel Tips

1. Recommended duration for a visit is about 1 to 2 hours.

2. It is not recommended to visit there during “May 1st” and “October 1st” these two golden vacation weeks. Because at that time, the hotel reservation and transportation around will be in its climax, the price will be much higher than ordinary times.

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Tour including Visiting Mount Fortress (Macau)

One Day Macau Tour with pickup from Hong Kong

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