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Fortaleza do Monte

Santo Antonio, Macau, China

About Fortaleza do Monte

Fortaleza do Monte or “Mount Fortress” is a seventeenth century fortification in Macau. Built from 1616 to 1626, Fortaleza do Monte was a Jesuit defensive system.

The cannons of Fortaleza do Monte, which can still be seen there today, were used on only one occasion in 1622, in which they defeated the Dutch. Fortaleza do Monte later became the home of the first Portuguese community in Macau.