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Guia Fortress

Top of Dongwangyang Mountain, Wangdetang District, Macau, China
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Ranked #6 of 175 Attractions in Macau
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Hong Kong, China
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It's a good hike up the hill to learn more about the fortress, tunnels and history of Macau. If you do not like walking, you can take the cable car up for 3 MOP single ride and 4MOP return. Cable cars closed on Monday.

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Kuala Belait, Brunei Darussalam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Climbed up few flight of stairs with my back then 2 year old daughter, both of us enjoyed it and even better up on the fortress looking over Macau City.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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149 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We wanted to go here but even though it sits on the biggest hill in the city the local taxi's were clueless. Even when we had the name put into Chinese. In the end it turns out it closes at 6pm (didn't say that in my guide book) so you can't see Macao all lit up anyway. Biggest disappointment of... More

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Bend, Oregon
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9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We had a lot of fun and got quite a bit of exercise getting up to the Fortress. It has some old cannons and all it's old walls intact. It offers great views of the city and there are quite a few places to relax on top. There is a small museum about the fortress that is down in the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I enjoyed a quiet stroll around this area and seeing the lighthouse, as it was a break from the hustle and bustle of the busy area of Macau.

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Melbourne, Australia
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47 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Near the ruins of the church is this fort that is worth the look. The views are awesome over Macau island and also the cathedral. If you are in the area it's worth the walk.

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Saint-Petersburg
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Good view on city and interesting historical place, you can read about history of Macao. We walked there about 30 minutes

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Manila
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36 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We were a family including our grandchildren and I made sure that during this trip, they will explore the history of Macau. Though it was summer n not quite a fine time to do some walking and hiking, we enjoyed it, it was an experience too for our grandchildren to enter a tunnel, see the spectacular view of Macau.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Away from the crowded tourist center, this place is calm and peaceful, perfect for a scroll in the nature anytime of the day. We took the cable ride, cost MOP2 per person just for the fun of it, reach the top of the mountain which is facilitated with lots of interesting outdoor gym equipment, which is perfect for workout while... More

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14 helpful votes 14 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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