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Guia Fortress

Top of Dongwangyang Mountain, Wangdetang District, Macau, China
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Ranked #7 of 163 Attractions in Macau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses
Traveler Description: The Guia Fortress is part of the Historic City Center of Macau - UNESCO World Heritage Sight.  It was built between 1622 to 1638 and occupies the... more »
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Wandered around the gardens at the bottom first. Animal enclosures are frankly a disgrace and should be closed immediately. Other parts of this potentially lovely municipal park are run down and in poor shape. Casino tax money is not being spent on public places like these - more's the pity. Once up the charming cable car - some lovely walks... More

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Clearfield, Utah
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23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Guia Fortress is a neat old lighthouse and church up on a hill that over looks Macau. You can ride a short chair lift up to the top which is very cheap like $1 USD round trip. You do have to climb up a hill to get to it plus climb a few stairs but the views are when worth... More

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Macau, China
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

You can see the whole view of Macao. But you have to walk to the mountain, then go to the lighthouse.

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Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
96 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Guia Fortress is a 17th century colonial military fort, chapel, and lighthouse complex. It is in the St. Lazarus Parish, Macau, China. The complex is part of the UNESCO Historic Centre of Macau World Heritage Site. The lighthouse was constructed between 1864 and 1865, the first western style lighthouse in east Asia or on the China coast. The lighthouse... More

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Hong Kong, China
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

You have to go there to have a nice surrounding view of Macau city. It is not a difficult walk and you will not have to climb too long.

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Macau, China
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66 reviews 66 reviews
52 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The first lighthouse in China with a great view and so many stories. If you are lucky to coincide your visit with weekend tours of the military tunnels then make sure you include on your itinerary. Supposedly the world's shortest cable car ride saves a 10-15min steep walk. Directly opposite the entrance point is Dr Sun YatSen's house (now a... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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45 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Guia Fortress is on Guia Hill, which dominates the roadstead below. You can wander around the outer walls, or go inside where along the corridors there's a museum of its history with old photographs, The walls are 400 years old, but the fort was modernized a bit over the years, the most obvious being gun turrets which must date from... More

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hong kong
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Right on top of a hill. Once you have climbed your way there you can see most of Peninsular Macau and see why it was a Portuguese outpost. Some great iron cannons. You will be able to go to a museum there as well.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

we walked up here on a very hot day; had great views but not a must in my opinion; can't go up the tower and not a lot of explanation of history around.

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Leola, Pennsylvania
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12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Not a lot of tourists here but it will be a mistake not to go here. Very high on the mountains it will be great to take pictures here, plus there's a little church with arts on the wall within the fortress, pretty unique. We love it here and spent over an hour here taking pictures.

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