Macau

Posted on November 21, 2021 / 5
Listing Type : Foreign Port
Location : Macau

Macau was leased by the Portuguese in 1557 from the Chinese Government.  In 1887 under the Sino-Portuguese Treaty of Peking the Portuguese took control of Macau from the Chinese and retained control of the enclave until 1999 when it was returned to the People Republic of China.  With the British arrival in nearby Hong Kong in 1841, Macau lost much of its’ importance as an entry port to China.

During their time in Macau the Portuguese built a number of fortifications, ranging from coastal batteries to the bastioned Monte Fort.

  • Mong-Há Fort built between 1849 and 1866
  • Monte Fort (Fortaleza do Monte) built between 1617 and 1626
  • Guia Fortress was initially constructed by 1638, construction being speeded up after a Dutch attempt to take Macau
  • Taipa Fort built in 1847
  • Sao Franciso now Barracks and Museum
  • Barra Fort built in 1627
  • Penha Hill Fort, now lost
  • Dona Maria II built between 1851 and 1852
  • 1st December Battery built in 1872 and now largely lost

 

 

Macau
Macau was leased by the Portuguese in 1557 from the Chinese Government.  In 1887 under the Sino-Portuguese Treaty of Peking the Portuguese took control of Macau from the Chinese and retained control of the enclave until 1999 when it was returned to the People Republic of China.  With the British arrival in nearby Hong Kong in 1841, Macau lost much of its’ importance as an entry port to China.

During their time in Macau the Portuguese built a number of fortifications, ranging from coastal batteries to the bastioned Monte Fort.

  • Mong-Há Fort built between 1849 and 1866
  • Monte Fort (Fortaleza do Monte) built between 1617 and 1626
  • Guia Fortress was initially constructed by 1638, construction being speeded up after a Dutch attempt to take Macau
  • Taipa Fort built in 1847
  • Sao Franciso now Barracks and Museum
  • Barra Fort built in 1627
  • Penha Hill Fort, now lost
  • Dona Maria II built between 1851 and 1852
  • 1st December Battery built in 1872 and now largely lost

 

 

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