The large battery was located in the high mountain area of central Macao. It was the most important military place in the early days of Macao. It formed a military protective wall with the Songshan battery and the Mage battery, plus the Wangxia battery. According to legend, under the cannon, there is even more secret road leading to the Songshan Fort, which was the last military installation of Portugal in Macau at that time.
Also known as St. Paul s Battery, Central Battery or Samba Battery, it is located on the side of the Grand Sabah Torii and is one of Macau s main places of interest. The cannon was built in 1616 AD and was originally owned by the church. It was built to protect St. Paul s priests to protect pirates and later turned into a military facility. There are giant steel cannons around the turret. Although the ancient artillery has lost its military role, it has become an ancient relic and historical witness of Macau.
There is a large vacant lot on the turret turret, and the green grass grows like a towering ancient tree; the giant steel cannon looms beside. There are many historical relics and historic buildings juxtaposed on the platform, such as the ancient tower on the fort , which was one of the sites of the Jesuits of the year. A southern European-style bungalow building built in the center of the open space, now the office of the weather station. There is an ancient bell on the right side, which was made by a well-known foundry expert. It was relocated to Portugal for placement. It was transferred back to Australia by the Sisters Association a few years ago. The stone carving at the top of the entrance to the turret recorded this The record of the turret against foreign enemies.
The beautiful surroundings of the Fort Cannon overlook the scenery of the whole Macao and the scenery of the Pearl River Estuary and Gongbei. On the cannon stand, there is a tourism department consultation office where tourists can inquire about relevant information.
Today there are two museums on the fort, one is the Macau Museum, and it directly connects to the three Samba archway under the cannon. Another small-scale museum is a museum that introduces the history of the fort.
There are slow walking paths around the Cannon Fortress for citizens to run, but of course, the utilization rate is not as good as the Songshan health trail. In addition to the inconvenience of transportation, a shorter distance is also one of the keys . But it also attracted many couples to come here to talk about love and look at the scenery of Australia.