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Guia Fortress, Macau

Categories: Lighthouses, Tourist Spots
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4.2/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web
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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  • Is a fortress was built in 1630, but left in church and lighthouse. Must climb the little Hill to Fort is expensive and the landscape. And so had to walk long road back took the wrong road, or like a bear make way in advance, I apologize.
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  • I took a cable car at sunset (great view!) then walked nearly twenty minutes to Guia Fortress. If you went to Our Lady of Penha Church before, it was exactly like this. The way up to the hill was quit...  read more »
  • There's a nice 1.6km (1 mile) running track just below the top of the hill where the lighthouse and fortress are located. It has restrooms and shade trees covering most of the track. It's a nice jog o...  read more »
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