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Address: Top of Dongwangyang Mountain, Wangdetang District, Macau, China
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Guia Fortress is a 17th-century colonial military fort, chapel, and lighthouse complex, be part of the World Heritage Site. Fort and chapel were constructed between 1622 and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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Mississauga,Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My friend and I saw the lighthouse from a square and decided to trek to it as it looked interesting. It took us awhile to figure out how to get to it but it was so worth it! The fortress and lighthouse were nice and as a bonus it in the middle of a huge park and recreational area with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Guia Fortress is a 17th-century colonial military fort, chapel, and lighthouse complex, be part of the World Heritage Site. Fort and chapel were constructed between 1622 and 1638, after an unsuccessful attempt by the Netherlands to capture colonial Portuguese Macau from Portugal. It list on 17th -century oldest buildings and structures in Macau as Monte Fort House, Fortress of Our... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

The Guia was the first stop on our Macau itinerary and I suggest every visitor who has an interest in history to pay a visit. If you ferry from Hong Kong you can walk there in about 20 minutes and the elevator across the street from what looks to be PLA barracks gets you up the hill pretty quickly. Once... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

A strenuous walk to the top allows for great photo opportunities of Macau. The light house and chapel are interesting but only the chapel is open to view the colonial frescoes. Only a few locals at the top because of the climb so a pretty peaceful place to spend some time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Dominating the Guia Hill is the Guia Lighthouse, Fortress and Chapel. On the peninsula of Macau, this is the second highest hill and it is a major historic attraction and scenic spot in Macau that is a bit off the beaten path. The Portuguese placed defensive fortifications here, and this fortress saw actual combat when the Dutch tried to take... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Best accessed via the cable car is this park like fortress setting. We encountered very few people up here apart from a number of locals making use of the extensive exercise equipment and sporting fields. We followed one of the paths which wound along the top of the hill towards the fortress and lighthouse. On the way were a few... More 

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We walked up to/from the fortress which in hindsight was not a great idea as some of the roads were not particularly pedestrian friendly. The fortress itself offers great views of the city on a clear day and is free entry so recommended.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

The fort provides great views i all directions over the city, whilst the tunnels underneath the fort constructed for the Japanese invasion that never happened are pretty interesting too. The lighthouse and outer walls were receiving a bit of renovation but it was still a great, free attraction.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A real Fort with real cannons and great atmosphere make this a must for kids and adults. The little tea shop is well worth the visit if just for the nick-nacks to buy.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We visited the place yet sad to say that it was under reconstruction. Though, we didn't have good picture with it, one good thing is it is in a high place and you can see the city with a good view of some casino.

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