Macau Fort and its museum

Pictures of the Fort and Macao Museum

Presentation of the Fort and the Macao Museum

Visit the Macao Fort

Built with the help of the Jesuits from 1617 to 1626, the Macau Fort was the main military defense structure in the region. She played a crucial role in defending Macao against repeated attacks by the Dutch. The fortress was equipped with guns, military barracks, wells and an arsenal that contained enough ammunition and provisions to support a two-year siege.

Before 1740, the fort was used as a residence for the military chief in charge of the defense of Macao, before becoming a military zone closed to access. In 1965, the barracks of the fort were replaced by a weather station, which became open to the public the year after. Between 1996 and 1998, under the aegis of the Macau Government, the weather station was relocated and replaced by the current Macao Museum.

By visiting it, you will have a panoramic view of Macao.

Visit the Macao Museum

Located in the heart of the Macau Fortress, the museum tells the history and culture of the city, thanks to many historical artifacts that illustrate the way of life as well as the culture of the different communities that inhabited it.

On the first floor, you can learn more about how civilizations in the West and China developed before the arrival of the Portuguese in the Pearl River Delta in the 16th century. Here you will find the history of the region, its commercial activities, but also its religions and the culture of both civilizations.

On the second floor you will see different aspects of the arts and traditions of the city. The opportunity to learn more about everyday life, recreation, religious ceremonies and traditional festivals of Macao.

The museum also has a third floor, which presents the more contemporary side of the city.

360° photos and virtual tour

Find below a photo taken at 360° by our team allowing you a virtual tour of the place as if you were there!

Click on the photo then use the controls at the bottom of the photo to rotate the image 360°.

Opening times

Fortress and Garden: 7 am to 7 pm
Macau Museum: from 10:00 to 18:00, last entry at 17:30 (closed on Mondays, open on public holidays)

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