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Guia Fortress, Macau
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Head up to the city's highest point to see Guia Fortress, a 17th century hilltop fortress. The fort and chapel were built between 1622 and 1638 during the times of Portuguese colonial rule, the buildings display a distinctly Iberian architectural style. The lighthouse here, constructed later between 1864 and 1865, was the first Western-style lighthouse in east Asia, and it offers extensive views of the city below. The whole complex forms part of the Historic Centre of Macau World Heritage Site, with its distinctive, well-preserved architecture and impressive frescoes. A visit to Guia Fortress represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Macau tourist route planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Around the Fortress is a nice area to do morning run or walk, many locals are doing it also. Great sceneries from here 
  • 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. ...  more »
  • 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 glimp...  more »