Macau Photo Gallery - Fortaleza do Monte and S. Paulo

Ruinas de S. Paulo

The ruins of St. Paul's date from the Church of Master Dei completed in 1640 but destroyed by fire in 1835. At the time, the church was built of wood but the facade was made of granite, which meant only that section survived. Pay close attention to the Asian characteristics of the facade, such as lions, peonies, and chrysanthemums.

It is believed the first Western university in the Far East, the College of St. Paul, once stood next door.

Templo de Na Tcha

Located right next to St. Paul's, this temple was built in 1888 and is a big contrast to the Jesuit establishment next door.

Fortaleza do Monte

Built between 1617 and 1626, the fort was Macau's main defence, equipped with cannons, barracks, and arsenal. Today, it is a park that offers great views of the city.

A set of escalators take visitors to the Macau Museum and to the top of the fort, or you can hike up.

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