Mount Fortress

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Built between 1617 and 1626, Mount Fortress was once Macau's primary defense against pirates and attack from the sea, even saving the city from an attempted Dutch invasion. Construction was begun by the Jesuits, with military barracks, wells and a large enough arsenal to withstand up to two years under siege, before being seized by the governor of Macau. Since the 1960s, it has served as a weather observatory and, more recently, as the home of the Macao Museum.

HOURS & LOCATION

7 am – 7 pm

No. 112 Praceta do Museu de Macau