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Guia Fortress, Macau

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Lighthouse Tourist Spot
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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  • From Macau Outer Harbor, it will take 20 min by foot to reach it ... you also have lift to help you to climb the 1st step then finish by few stairs or road. Enjoy the Lighthouse, the fortress, the 360...  more »
  • Currently, it is still a lighthouse for navigation. You will Portuguese relics in the building. It is located at a hill top and necessitates you walk on foot to say hello to her. The steepness takes y...  more »
  • Can be very hot during summer, but it worth the walk (or I think you can reach the top by cable car if I recall). Then you can walk around the fortress and see all Macau and part of Zhuhai from above.  more »