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Guia Fortress

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Address: Top of Dongwangyang Mountain, Wangdetang District, Macau, China
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Nice garden

Lots of local exercises here. It is a nice easy walk up to the peak if you take it slowly. Enjoy the views.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
Singapore, Singapore
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I wonder how many visitors miss this interesting place. There were very few people there but the stroll up the hill was a lovely thing to do and made a change of pace for us.we are glad we went.We took a taxi there and walked up as the chair was undergoing maintenance.The walk back to town was not arduous.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Nothing special, small, nothing much of interest Too many people, too noisy Signage not really clear

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Lots of local exercises here. It is a nice easy walk up to the peak if you take it slowly. Enjoy the views.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Nice walk around the place We could have a nice view from here. Took many photos Sat down and just relax....

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Camden, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Bit of a climb but worth it. Very calm area as many dont climb up there. Church and lighthouse are interesting for those who like history. Nice views either way over the city. Quite enjoyable to spend an hour or so looking around.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My friend and I saw the lighthouse from a square and decided to trek to it as it looked interesting. It took us awhile to figure out how to get to it but it was so worth it! The fortress and lighthouse were nice and as a bonus it in the middle of a huge park and recreational area with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Guia Fortress is a 17th-century colonial military fort, chapel, and lighthouse complex, be part of the World Heritage Site. Fort and chapel were constructed between 1622 and 1638, after an unsuccessful attempt by the Netherlands to capture colonial Portuguese Macau from Portugal. It list on 17th -century oldest buildings and structures in Macau as Monte Fort House, Fortress of Our... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

The Guia was the first stop on our Macau itinerary and I suggest every visitor who has an interest in history to pay a visit. If you ferry from Hong Kong you can walk there in about 20 minutes and the elevator across the street from what looks to be PLA barracks gets you up the hill pretty quickly. Once... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

A strenuous walk to the top allows for great photo opportunities of Macau. The light house and chapel are interesting but only the chapel is open to view the colonial frescoes. Only a few locals at the top because of the climb so a pretty peaceful place to spend some time.

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Macau, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Dominating the Guia Hill is the Guia Lighthouse, Fortress and Chapel. On the peninsula of Macau, this is the second highest hill and it is a major historic attraction and scenic spot in Macau that is a bit off the beaten path. The Portuguese placed defensive fortifications here, and this fortress saw actual combat when the Dutch tried to take... More 

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