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Guia Fortress

Top of Dongwangyang Mountain, Wangdetang District, Macau, China
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Ranked #6 of 149 attractions in Macau
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Chiang Mai
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

It's all FREE.......unless you take the cable car up, which is HK$2 per person........i.e. very cheap! Great views from the top, and free to look in the chapel. The lighthouse was closed, so couldn't climb to top of that, but still great views from the foot of the lighthouse over the cityscape. Definitely worth the hike up and down.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

A very quiet area. Stunning views around macau. Beautiful area. Lots of flowers. Take lots of photos. I would recommend this to everyone.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

With all due respect to many reviewers below, this is NOT the fort next to the ruins of St Paul, but rather the next hill northeast with the lighthouse. The Monte Forte ( next to the ruins) is listed, I think #24. You really should see both. They both show the defense of the city, and the views from both... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Make time to visit this Fortress. We took a bus there as advised by the Tourist Info Center at Senado Square. This Fortress is not within walking distance from St. Paul’s Ruins unless you are a great walker. The bus fare cost MOP2.20 each way. Be sure to have exact amount as no change will be given. Can’t remember how... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

if you go to Macau after seeing ruins of St.Paul you go on the right side of the ruins going upstairs of that hill and you get in few minutes to Guia Fortress! From here you simply have the best view over the city ( sunset..) and you can take nice pictures.. you can also have an idea of how... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We came here on a good day, so got to enjoy great views of Macau - a very compact little city. It's close to the Ruins of St Paul but had far fewer tourists than the ruins. We came with a tour guide who explained some of the history of Macau and pointed out things for us, which made it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

A nice hike up brings fresh air and lovely views of the city. The church is like an oasis away from the crowds of the city.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Good stroll. terrific 360 view from the top overlooking all of Macau. centrally located, next to the Ruins of St Paul cathedral.

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We can see the whole macau city with its icon like macau tower, grand lisboa hotel etc from the top of guia tower. Nice view

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I was not aware of this place and we literally stumbled onto it she visiting St Paul's Ruins, the fortress is a few minute walk, it's up on a hill so be prepared to burn some calories, once at the rope there are some great views of Macau, some brilliant photo shooting opportunities, there is also a museum at the... More

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