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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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Small but good

A must visit in Macau, Macau is not a big country and not many places with history or place but this place has got. You can visit it when you are bored in casino 😉

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The fortress attractions are air-conditioned. The fortress is the perfect location for panoramic photos of the city. You just need to walk uphill to get there.

Thank Daisy J
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the gondola up- its 3MP return...cheap as chips. Then walk up the the Guia fortress and lighthouse. Spectacular views. The fresco work is amazing.

Thank JavaJiveHK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit in Macau, Macau is not a big country and not many places with history or place but this place has got. You can visit it when you are bored in casino 😉

1 Thank sbgemstw
Quezon City, Philippines
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34 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We didnt really go here because our feet was really sore!!! My heartbeat was literally on my toes! But we went up the Macau Museum and we saw the Guia Fortress. There were like stationary telescopes *sorry I forgot the right term*we put patacas on it and it was amazing coz we could see the people taking photos with the... More 

Thank Karina H
Hong Kong, China
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This is where the lighthouse used to show the way for sailors. Awesome view of Macau without paying the high premium for the Macau Tower. The fortress itself is old but not great. Take a short walk from the casinos and you will get a entirely difference atmosphere here.

Thank Simpson L
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

The fort resembled the Portuguese fort seen in Goa, India. The canons almost are seen in every fort opening facing outside. Many steps to go up. It also gives a beautiful view of the city of Macau. Rtn.J.Ganesh

Thank Ganesh J
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

An interesting place to walk around and the walk up to it is pleasant. There are still lots of old cannons set out in defense of the colony. There is also a museum with an entry fee.

Thank sharkies67
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful lighthouse which overlooks most of the city from a hill . Canons overlook city and sea. Mostly an overwhelming site. Has free wifi not recommended for elderly and people who arent comfortable with climbing and walking. ( area has alot of escalating up slopes and )

Thank Giulio A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Guia Fortress is one of the places to go in Macau if you want to get a nice view of the city and learn some more of its history. The oldest European lighthouse in Asia is located here. It takes a lot of effort to get there walking. Take the cable car at Flora Garden and walk down on your... More 

Thank geodonkey
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Fascinating place to learn more about the history of the area. High up on the hillside making a breathtaking view. Don't forget your cameras! Loads for teenagers & younger children to do. Highly recommend.

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