Located on the side of the Dasanba archway, the grand fort, also known as the Sao Paulo fort, the central fort and the Big Sanba artillery, is part of the Saint Paul College and the Saint Paul Church. Built in 1616 A.D. during the reign of Shenzong in Ming Dynasty, the cannon is one of the oldest Western-style cannons in China. Owned by the Church, it was built to protect St. Paul's clergy from piracy and then turned into a military facility area. In the past, the fort was situated in the center of Macau. It took the responsibility of defense and was a military priority. The big gun platform is the main attraction in Macau. Every time you come to the big three buses, you have to go up and walk. There is a free small park. There is a long line of Portuguese cannons beside the city wall. They are directed in all directions. One of the cannons is directed at the new Portuguese capital. It will take such a picture here. It's very interesting. There is a lot of open space on the gun platform, with green grass and trees all around it. Luxuriant, good air, overlooking the whole Australian landscape at the top, see the old and new Portuguese capital, and more overlook the Pearl River Estuary and Gongbei area scenery, the old residential buildings and a luxury five-star hotel become a sharp contrast, residential buildings as seen in the film, very age-old feeling.
Macau's Grand Battery is one of the oldest Western Battery Buildings in China. For more than three centuries, the Grand Battery has been the core of Macao's defense system. Until 1965, it was rebuilt as a meteorological station. It is now a part of Macao's historic urban area and a tourist attraction in Macao. The elevator next to the museum leads directly to the big gun stand. We walk from the museum to the big gun stand. As it rained all the time that day, the rain on the artillery barracks stopped basically, but the fog was very heavy. It was not very clear from the artillery barracks to see the city proper. The artillery mentioned on the Internet is right for Portugal. Because the new Portuguese Kyoto is not very clear, the so-called "effect of shelling Portugal" is also greatly discounted.
Walk up the bishop, through the alleys, up the ramp, very steep, the goal is the highest place. Come to the artillery turret, which retains the artillery of the last century and many cultural relics and historical buildings. Walking into the ancient pagoda is one of the sites of the Jesuit Church. It is suggested that friends who are interested in history and religion can visit it. Standing on the big turret, you can overlook the whole Macao Island. Wide view, opposite New Portugal, right hand down to Dasanba. Push! Must go!
Battery gives me the feeling of history, including which walls, look very old, but the weather is bad, the sun is not big enough, everything is gray, otherwise the scenery must be beautiful, but this is not very sunny weather, I have sunburnt skin, allergies for several days, do not know what the sun is like, or to understand the umbrella-carrying people, the older the more found too much. It's necessary to have an umbrella that can overlook most of the Macau Peninsula and Zhuhai City, a bay away. The artillery platform and the ramp street of the artillery platform are very distinctive. It is worth walking slowly to see the real life condition of Macao people. The Macau Museum is on the platform of the artillery platform. If time permits, you can see it for one or two hours. It's quite good. It has a long knowledge. The artillery platform belongs to the high-altitude telescope. Some of the artillery platforms are facing the new Portugal from the right angle. It feels like some interesting pieces can be produced. It's worth visiting. Just follow the instructions next to Dasanba.
Located on the left side of the Dasanba archway, the fort was built between 1617 and 1626 and was once part of St. Paul's College and Church. It is said that these ancient guns played an important role in resisting the Dutch invasion in 1622. Today, the big fortress is a popular scenic spot, beside the brick wall ruins stands a bronze statue of Father Matteo Ricci, silently telling the world the story of the famous missionary in Macao. Along the stone steps, you can see several lovely old banyan trees, each with a dense beard. Walking to the corner of the fort, the grass is lush, and the moss is covered with the ancient walls full of wind and rain. Today, the Macao Museum stands on the balcony space, which adds a lot of popularity. The old guns are well preserved and hardly rust! Here you can see most of the scenery of Macau's historic old city. Interestingly, the golden roof of the landmark New Portuguese Hotel is facing two muzzles.
Macao is very small. And his main tourist attractions are very concentrated. So you can take a taxi when you arrive in Macau. To Dasanba archway. The Grand Battery and the Macao Museum of History are all near the Dasanba archway. It's also near here in front of the chamber. Morning exercises are very crowded in the small square of the big fort. To my surprise, the music they use is all Mandarin songs. It's a great feeling that the culture of the mainland has an impact on Macao's culture. The environment around the artillery fort is very good and the scenery is very good. Uh huh. Sit here for half an hour. It's a very pleasant thing. There will be signs at every intersection, so you won't get lost at all.
From the top of the Macau Museum, we came to the big gun stand, thinking that there was only one, but when we turned around, we found that there was a row in the south of the whole building. It was quite shocking, facing the sun, looking for the entrance downstairs for half a day. We circled two times upstairs (this is better in the mainland, there may be more tourists, various signs). From the right side of the Dasanba archway, we went up the hill, which is Macau. Another famous scenic spot - the big fort. There are two opinions about the fort: 1. It was built to protect the priests of St. Paul's Lo Church. 2 To prevent piracy. In both cases, I believe more in the former, because pirates are looking at property and have little interest in churches. If it's just to protect the priests in St. Paul's Church, I wonder who has the ability to hurt these priests? If it's to protect them with cannons.. Or maybe the opponent is strong. According to the military forces at that time, only the court could threaten them. It seems that the western missionaries took some risks. Even if it is possible to encounter the exclusion of Eastern culture, those Portuguese will still push Western civilization to the world. Think of Portugal, a small country that had the ambition to dominate the world. And Zheng He's powerful fleet didn't set up artillery in the Indian Ocean! It's all history!
The Grand Battery adjacent to Dasanba Archway is another Macau scenic spot worth visiting. Along the right slope of Dasanba archway, you can see a wall not far away. Looking back, you can see the figure overlooked by Dasanba archway, and looking up, you can see the ancient gun barrel that penetrates the wall. Through the low gate, along the bluestone slab paved ramp with a beautiful radian, into the fort, the Macau Museum is in sight. Guns lined up along the walls, arching the ancient history. Curiously, the direction of the barrel is not towards the Pearl River, but towards the city. Standing on the castle overlooking, the whole Macau city basically has a panoramic view, a cannon pointing to the brilliant new Portuguese capital, has a unique charm. Several red kapok plants stand out of the city wall. The blooming kapok plants radiate brilliant brilliance in the sunshine. They are very beautiful! __________ Across the river, opposite Zhuhai, you can see many tall buildings and scaffolding. Along the city wall, there are many middle-aged people running. On the city wall, there are several middle-aged women dancing in the square, which is a familiar music of the mainland. The opening time of Macao Museum is from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. We arrived too early to see it. Let's wait till later.
A man wandered to the big gun barracks, in fact, not very far from Dasanba, but the path up the slope angle is very steep, climbing I am very tired! __________ There are still many artillery shells on the artillery platform, which records the hardship of Macao in resisting foreign aggressors at that time. It's worth seeing.