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  • Address: Macau, China
  • Hours: From May - September: 6am - 7pm; From October - April: 7am - 6pm

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Monte Fort Tours

Built by the Jesuits to repel an attack from the sea, the Monte Fort (Fortaleza de Monte) is the oldest military fortification in the peninsula of Macau. With construction beginning in 1617 the Monte Fort was also seen as a measure of defense for the minority Christians to defend themselves from ethnic Chinese who comprised the religious majority.

With walls over 330 feet (100.6 meters) long and walls nearly 30 feet (9.1 meters) high the Monte Fort was solidly built and capable of storing enough munitions to withstand a two-year siege. Though cannons were readied and defense preparations made, the only military action the Monte Fort ever saw was during an unsuccessful raid by the Dutch in 1622. Looking to gain an advantage in the lucrative East Asian trading route, the Dutch laid a surprise siege on the Portuguese at Macau. Heavily outnumbered and inevitably doomed, a Jesuit, Portuguese priest hunkered inside Monte Fort fired a lone cannon shot which miraculously struck a Dutch gunpowder storage. Devastated by the ensuing explosion the Dutch fell into retreat and ultimately failed in their effort to take Macau. Officially regarded as the only time the cannons were fired in defense, the same cannons today (though now defunct) now point at the towering Casino Lisboa and the ultra-modern skyline of Macau.

Classified as part of the UNESCO Historical Centre of Macau, visitors to Monte Fort are welcome to peruse the grounds of the old fort and walk through the subterranean tunnels. A strategic compound on the hill with a sweeping view of the city, Monte Fort once briefly served as the residence for the Governor of Macau before the construction of a meteorological observatory in 1965. Finally, in 1998, the observatory closed in favor of the Museum of Macau, a place which continues to educate visitors on the unique heritage of Monte Fort and the overall history of Macau.

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Macau Day Tour with 2-Way Ferry Transfer from Shenzhen, Shenzhen, null
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Macau Day Tour with 2-Way Ferry Transfer from Shenzhen

Catch the highlights of Macau, old and new, on this 13.5-hour day trip to the island from Shenzhen, which includes round-trip ferry tickets. Enjoy the ...  Read more

Location: Macau Region, China
Duration: 13 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $226.58
Group Day Tour to Macau from Hong Kong with Hotel Pickup in Kowloon Area, Hong Kong SAR, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Group Day Tour to Macau from Hong Kong with Hotel Pickup in Kowloon Area

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Leave Hong Kong behind for the day and explore Macau on this day trip. Discover the main sights of Macau, a diminutive peninsula in mainland China. Popularly ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong Region, China
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $153.31
Day Tour to Macau with Hotel Pickup in Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong SAR, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Day Tour to Macau with Hotel Pickup in Hong Kong Island

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Macau is a small peninsula on the Pearl River Delta in mainland China, you can reach there by 1-hour ferry from Hong Kong. It's an overseas territory by ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong Region, China
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $153.31
Sightseeing Coach Tour of Macau from Shenzhen with Ferry, Shenzhen, City Tours
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Sightseeing Coach Tour of Macau from Shenzhen with Ferry

Shenzhen is on the eastern bank of Pearl River, and Macau is on the western bank.  The most convenient transportation can be made by 1-hour ferry.   This ...  Read more

Location: Shenzhen, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $174.21
7-Day Independent Tour: Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Macau with Transport, Hong Kong SAR, Bus & Minivan ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

7-Day Independent Tour: Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Macau with Transport

This independent 7-day tour takes you to three of China’s most sought-after destinations: Hong Kong, Guangzhou and Macau. In addition to sightseeing tours in ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $1,745.00
Macau Private City Tour by Coach, Macau SAR, Multi-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Macau Private City Tour by Coach

Venture into Macau city for 9 hours with a friendly and professional guide. Visit the enhanced culture and relics of Macao. Explore the A-Ma Temple, a UNESCO ...  Read more

Location: Macau, China
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.09
Hong Kong including Shenzhen and Macau ( 5 Days - 4 Nights ), Hong Kong SAR, Private Sightseeing ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Hong Kong including Shenzhen and Macau ( 5 Days - 4 Nights )

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

This exciting multi-day tour of Hong Kong includes four star hotel accommodation with daily breakfast  and comprehensive tours of  Hong Kong, Shenzhen (China) ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $1,175.00

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