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Guia Fortress

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

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Fun and quiet

Much less crowded than the monte fort. Walk around the outside of the walls to get a real feel for the space and history. The chapel has some beautiful, original frescos from the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Galen H
Busan, South Korea
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Guia Fortress and Lighthouse is fortunately less touristy and crowded as compared to Senado Square, and you can walk from Senado Square when you're done with it. The views from atop are absolutely stunning and you can take great photos there! Enjoy!

Thank Yong Kian T
Busan, South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Much less crowded than the monte fort. Walk around the outside of the walls to get a real feel for the space and history. The chapel has some beautiful, original frescos from the 1600's. They were painstakingly restored and worth a visit.

Thank Galen H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a relatively easy walk up although at the time the cable car was not operating if you don't want to walk up. There are signs everywhere pointing you to the summit as you walk up. There is a light house and chapel located on top of the fortress. The chapel is the original structure and have uncovered paintings... More 

Thank Dan H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

30 minutes walk from Sands Casino. It is hard to find the fortress path up. I think there is only one way up from the carpark level and you are required to loop around until you find the path up. 180 degree views of the harbour/ferry dock. There is military tunnels at carpark level which you can go inside.

Thank Kelvin H
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Around the Fortress is a nice area to do morning run or walk, many locals are doing it also. Great sceneries from here

Thank Bingah
Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

From the Guia Fortress, you have a wonderful view over Macau so it's worth the effort of climbing there. It's free to visit and there is also a tunnel beneath the fortress, dating from the war times. We took the cable car from the Flora Jardim then followed the signs, it's about 10 minutes from the upper station.

Thank Londinium
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

It took me longer than planned to get to Guia Lighthouse. It was almost closing time. Took the cable car up. Though there isn't any spectacular view from the cable car, it offered an interesting glimpse into the surrounding areas. Took me about 8 minutes to get to the fort (note that I was in a hurry.) Not much space... More 

Thank Angie L
Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

you get to see a view of the city for free. plus a nice lighthouse and small church and an old anchor. there is a mini museum with old pictures and i think the metal ones were used to communicate with the ships. there was a prenup pictorial that day. we came here after visiting lou lim leoc garden. part... More 

Thank _molly4everyoung
Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Nice stop to get a view of the city. Take a taxi and then walk a short ways up the rest of the way to the lighthouse.

Thank Jeffrey F
Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

This is one of Macau's highest point, you can get there by cable car (very cheap,5-6 patacas) in Jardim da Flora if you are not into power walking into the top. At the top you can find gardens, fitness machines and... the Guia Fortress with a Church and lighthouse with an awesome view over Macau! Underneath the fortress you can... More 

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