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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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  • On a sunny day in February, this was a great little trip. Take the cable car up (14 Macau Dollars for four adults and a two year old round trip). Once at the top there is still a few hills and stairs ...  more »
  • Thoroughly recommend going to Guia Hill and visiting the fortress. A lot of history and great views of the city of Macau. Great break to experience open gardens in a very dense city.  more »
  • Make it a first on your list to do because the walk up the Hill is painful if you went to the Ruins etc first.(or if your at the Sun Yet sen site end take the cable cart up the Hill 2MOP) The Lighthou...  more »