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Guia Fortress

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OrderintheHouse wrote a review Jun 2020
Brisbane1,972 contributions58 helpful votes
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For our 40th wedding anniversary my wife and I enjoyed an 18 day Asian tour from 28 December 2019 to 14 January 2020 taking in short stays in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Laos and Singapore. For the Macau segment of our tour we stayed two nights at the Hotel Royal (reviewed separately) on Estrada da Vitória in the Macau parish of São Lázaro. This hotel proved to be a fantastic location to get to the Guia Fortress, a short, relatively comfortable walk of around 15 minutes away. Of course, given our hotel’s location, we chose to walk to the Fort commencing at the hotel’s corner on Calcada do Gaio. There were modestly steep roads to negotiate, however with a couple of “rest “breathers” along the way we managed to complete the walk with little difficulty. The Guia Fortress is a 17th-century colonial military fort, chapel, and lighthouse as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Centre of Macau. The fort and chapel were constructed between 1622 and 1638 and the 15 metre tall lighthouse between 1864 and 1865, making it the oldest modern lighthouse on the China coast. Being located on Guia Hill, which is the highest vantage point in Macau, we were able to experience spectacular panoramic views of the city of Macau. I took advantage of a nice photo opportunity of the amazing city view utilising an old original cannon perfectly positioned to be in the photo foreground. The Fort and the Chapel are both attractively coloured white with a pleasing light pastel yellow trim. The Lighthouse, which also has a red coloured top, was closed to the public, but the Chapel of Our Lady of Guia ( Capela de Nossa Senhora da Guia) welcomed visitors inside. Inside the fortress is an information gallery on the chapel and the complex. A stand out feature of the Chapel are the frescoes uncovered in the Chapel in 1996 during routine conservation works. An information sign states that the frescoes “depict representations of both Chinese and Western themes, displaying motifs of religious and mythological inspiration that are a perfect example of Macao’s multicultural dimension.” The frescoes are a remarkable discovery and very beautiful. No photography is allowed and of course this request must be respected. We decided after the fort visit to take a stroll along the pathway of the extensive parkland leading down from the fort. The pathway provides excellent directional signage to the various attractions. On the way we passed interesting military remnants including a war tunnel that incorporated a small display of historic photos and war memorabilia that gave good insight as to what it was like when it was an air raid shelter. Eventually we discovered the Guia Fortress Cable Car Station and as it had been raining on and off, we decided to take the cable car down to the terminus below at the Flora Gardens. It is only an 80 second ride but it got us back to the city fairly dry while the rain was about. We discovered the cable car by total accident as we did not know one existed in Macau. It just goes to prove that international travel as always, remains a most enjoyable and wonderful voyage of discovery. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Guia Fortress. A visit here allowed us to appreciate interesting facets of Macau’s colonial history and to take in stunning city views. It is well worth including as part of any Macau travel itinerary.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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luxuryvoyage wrote a review Jan 2020
Switzerland2,606 contributions331 helpful votes
The fortress is centrally located and can easily be visited on a tour of Senado Square and the St. Paul ruins. From the St. Paul Ruins it is only a short ascent to the fort. At the top you are rewarded with a wide view over Macau. The fortress itself does not offer much, but 360 degree panoramic view.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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KTLim99 wrote a review Nov 2019
378 contributions6 helpful votes
Awesome view of Macao...with New Grand Lisboa as Landmark point. Nice walk up the hill. With floral garden and short cable car up to top of hill.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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KW M wrote a review Nov 2019
Belfast, United Kingdom448 contributions98 helpful votes
Tiny fort with the lighthouse and church. The church is very nice, circa 1600s, with some wall paintings. The rest of the fort is small, so a quick walkabout. You're at the highest point in the city, so go chance to take some photos. Not much else here. Bit of a hike up hill to get here. Nice park surrounding it all. Bring water on a hot day.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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travelbug1261 wrote a review Nov 2019
Mount Gambier, Australia142 contributions17 helpful votes
Bit of a climb, but then had good views over Macau, China and ruins of st Paul. Great photo opportunities
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Date of experience: November 2019
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