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Macau Day Trip from Hong Kong
"After your driver picks you up from your hotel head to the ferry terminal to board a catamaran or jetfoil. Enjoy the 60-minute ride and admire the landscapes of both Hong Kong and Macau.Upon arrival in Macau a former Portuguese colony begin your full-day sightseeing tour with a scenic drive along the Guia Circuit where the Macau Grand Prix is held annually. Located along the Macau Peninsula the street circuit is considered one of the world’s most challenging circuits due to its elevation gain and tight corners.Stop at Kun Iam Temple – where Marco Polo studied Buddhism – and gaze at the statue of Kum Iam
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Day Tour to Macau with Hotel Pickup in Hong Kong Island
"The pickup time is from 7:30am to 7:50am. Your tour guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby. You will board on 8:45am ferry to Macau. After the day tour you will be transferred back to your hotel.PLACES TO VISIT IN MACAU:TEMPLE OF A-MA (UNESCO HERITAGE): The temple was built 400 years ago in homage to a girl who saved A seamen's life.  RUINS OF ST. PAUL'S: Rema built in the early 17th century SECTION OF THE OLD CITY WALLS (UNESCO HERITAGE): A remnant of an early Portuguese tradition of constructing defensive walls around their port settlements built in 1569. MOUNT FORTRESS (UNESCO HERITAGE): It was built in conjunction with the Jesuits form 1617 to 1626. MACAU TOWER (Admission on own expenses) CASINO: Casinos in Macau offer a large variety of casi Causeway Bay Empire Hotel Wanchai Fenwick Pier Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong Gloucester Luk Kwok Hotel Grand Hyatt Hong Kong Harbour Grand Hong Kong Harbour Plaza North Point Holiday Inn Express Causeway Bay HK Causeway Bay Metropark Hotel
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Group Day Tour to Macau from Hong Kong with Hotel Pickup in Kowloon Area
"After getting picked up at your hotel in Kowloon head to the ferry terminal where you'll board a boat for the scenic 1-hour ride to Macau. Enjoy the sights and the placid ambience during the ride. Once in Macau a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site hit the historic center learning about the history of the area and about its past as a Portuguese colony. Some of the legendary landmarks you may encounter include the 400-year-old A-Ma Temple the ruins of 17th-century St. Paul's the old city walls
From HKD960.00

Mount Fortress - Fortaleza do Monte Tips (7)

Fortaleza do Monte (Mount Fortress)

Mount Fortress, built in 1617-26, occupies a hilltop to the east of St. Paul' s ruins, and at easy walking distance from it. It was constructed by the Jesuits as part of a complex which also included the college and church of St. Paul' s.

The canons were used only once, when the Dutch invaded Macau in 1622. This was also the first residence of the governors of Macau.

Over the following decades trees grew from the platform of the fort, which was transformed into a public park where residents and visitors came to enjoy the views. The only building was an office of the Meteorological Department until 1998 when the three-level Macau Museum, focusing on the history of Macau, was built into the fortress hill.

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solopes
Mar 01, 2015

On top

Fortaleza de Monte must have had a military significance taken advantage of once or twice. Nowadays it is all about leisure. Superb views as much as they are possible in the contemporary smog are available on all sides; the casino monsters versus the apartment blocks alternating with bits of sea and hills in an incessant statement of overcrowding and prosperity!? The walls are very well-preserved and/or renovated and the fake-looking cannons do their bit to make the fort feel as if it were almost genuine. Despite some shortcomings the trip up the steep hill is well worth it.

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Assenczo
Feb 26, 2014

Mount Fortress

The Mount Fortress or Fortaleza do Monte was built in 1626 by the Jesuits. In 1622, while the fort was still under construction, a Dutch attack on Macau was defeated by the churchmen under the leadership of Adam Schell von Bell and Jerónimo Rio. The fort subsequently became the governor's residence, a role it performed until 1749. In 1965 it was converted into a weather station and was later opened to the public. It now houses the three-story Macau History Museum, opened in 1998.

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Willettsworld
Oct 10, 2008

Fortaleza do Monte

Also in the historic centre of Macau, the 17th century monument offers stunning panoramics of the city. Climb on up the tower of stairs and you'l be greeted at the top with locals just hanging about talking with friends and family enjoying the view.

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Jun 23, 2007
 
 
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Monte Fort (Fortaleza do Monte)

Mount Fortress, built in 1617-26, occupies a hilltop to the east of the ruins of St. Paul′ s. It was constructed by the Jesuits as part of a complex which also included the college and church of St. Paul′ s. The canons were used only once, when the Dutch invaded Macau in 1622. This was also the first residence of the governors of Macau. Over the following decades trees grew from the platform of the fort, which was transformed into a public park where residents and visitors came to enjoy the views. The only building was an office of the Meteorological Department until 1998 when the three-level Macau Museum, focusing on the history of Macau, was built into the fortress hill.

Excerpt from Macau Tourism Office at http://www.macautourism.com.mo.

This area gives you a general view of the entire Macau peninsular without forking money in going up the Macau Tower.

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vincentf
Aug 29, 2006

Fortaleza do Monte

Next to Sao Paolo, but quite a steep climb is the Fortaleza do Monte. A 16th century construction that was part of the original Jesuist complex of Sao Paolo. It only saw action once, but saved the day from the invading Dutch (the story goes that it was only by accident that the Dutch were defeated). The ramparts are well preserved/renovated and you get excellent views over the whole of the peninsula.

Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-6pm

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leffe3
Aug 20, 2006

Visit the Fortaleza do Monte

In many ways as much a façade as the nearby church of Sao Paolo, the Fortaleza do Monte is equally worth visiting if for nothing more than the outstanding views of the city it provides.

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Mar 31, 2007

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