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Guia Fortress

Top of Dongwangyang Mountain, Wangdetang District, Macau, China
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Ranked #9 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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New Orleans, Louisiana
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78 reviews 78 reviews
38 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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
24 helpful votes 24 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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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Kaohsiung, Taiwan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

While it is quite a hike, I am glad I did it. I loved that you could look out and see most of the city from different angles. Going in the evening allowed me to see how the locals interact with the fortress as a place of rest and exercise which was interesting in and of itself. I only wish... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Either take a cable car or walk up the hill to the fortress and lighthouse. It is a nice walk up the forested hill and quite refreshing from the hustle and bustle of the city. Once you reach there the historic lighthouse and building is quite nice but apart from that, there is not much else. The view is very... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Just take the short cable car ride to the top and then take a short walk to enjoy the city views. You must not miss it.

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Sydney, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Guia Fortress 東望洋炮台 is a historical military fort, chapel, and lighthouse. The site is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fort and chapel were constructed between 1622 and 1638. The lighthouse was constructed between 1864 and 1865 which stands at 91 meters tall, and has a light visible for some 20 miles in clear weather conditions. The site was... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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92 reviews 92 reviews
47 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I like to see different places when I visit new city. This was one of them - and yes I can say it was interesting between the list of places I did visit. If this should be the only place that I have to visit in city I would be dissapointed.

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Macau, China
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11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Start at Jardim da Flora all the way up. When you get to the top, you'll have a nice view over Macao and the fortress itself is really nice. You'll learn the different signs for the typhoons (still used) and there's a little chapel with frescos that mix both European and Chinese culture.

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