Located right beside the Ruins of St. Paul’s, Mount Fortress was once the city’s main military defence structure, crucial in fending off the Dutches during the attempted invasion of Macau in 1622. The fortress was built by the Jesuits between 1617 and 1626 and has been demilitarised in 1976. Mount Fortress is part of the Historic Centre of Macao, listed as UNESCO World Heritage.
The Macao Museum is located on site and features a wide number of objects embedded of great historical value.
Covering an area of 10,000 square meters and in the shape of a trapezoid, the fortress’ grounds offer a peaceful retreat from the city below and offer panoramic views of Macau various points around the fort. Right below are the Ruins of St. Paul.
Opening hours: Daily from 7:00am to 7:00pm