Built between 1617 and 1626 by the Jesuits, the fortress was one of the main defence structures of the city. It housed barracks arsenal and storehouses to allow it to withstand a seige lasting two years. You can get good views of the central part of Macau Peninsula from here. The fortress can be accessed by escalator just east of St Paul's. The Macau Museum is located within the fortress.
Mount Fortress and Nearby Attractions on Map
Ruins of St. Paul's Cathedral(0.2 km)
The city's most famous landmark and is regarded as the greatest monument to Christianity in the East.
Macau Tower(1.9 km)
You'll get a great view over Macau and Taipa.
Kun Iam Statue(1.5 km)
Twenty metre high bronze statue of the Goddess of Mercy emerging from a lotus floating in the Outer Harbour.
Senate Square(0.5 km)
A colorful typical Iberian town square this is the traditional heart of Macau city.
A-Ma Temple(1.7 km)
Perhaps the most famous Chinese temple in Macau.
Holy House of Mercy(0.4 km)
This building established by the first Bishop of Macau in 1569 provides an imposing facade for the Senate Square.
Wine Museum and Grand Prix Museum(1.1 km)
The Wine Museum and the Grand Prix Museum are both in the same building, north of the center of town.
Macau Museum(0 km)
Above Saint Paul's, within the remains of the Mount fortress, is the main Macau Museum.
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