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4 Sights

Fortresses

Macao is virtually surrounded by the sea, and centuries ago built hill-top fortresses to repel foreign and domestic invaders. Today, these sturdy stone guardians stand in silent witness to a turbulent history as well as affording sweeping views of the city below.

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St. Francisco Barracks

Built 1629 on the site of a battery which sank one of the warships' The Golias' of the Dutch invaders, the original fortress of S. Francisco stood at the end of old Praia Grande, facing...

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Mount Fortress

Built in conjunction with the Jesuits from 1617 to 1626, this was the city's principal military defence structure. The fortress was equipped with cannons, military barracks, wells...