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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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  • It is a fortress located on a high plateau, located in the southern part of Matsuyama City Park. Taking place in the Church, but is not. Lighthouse is the oldest in the South China Sea is a thing.
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  • From the fort you have a nice view on the surrounding area. Is close to the Ruins of St. Paul. Nice point of interest for people who want to see something different than the casinos.
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  • We went here on our last day, and it had fantastic views. You can only enter the park/fortress from the Jardim Da Flora entrance. You can get buses to and from here. You can then either walk up or get...  more »