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Guia Fortress

Top of Dongwangyang Mountain, Wangdetang District, Macau, China
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Ranked #8 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
75 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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
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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
20 helpful votes 20 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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90 helpful votes 90 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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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