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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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  • August 11, 2017
    Artillery units sell consultancy 詢 Center can be seen before to promote information materials. Looking East Ocean arabesquitic model Lighthouses, and sell for Ying Qi and cold water in hot weather when air of summer here is a good place.
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  • August 7, 2017
    Located on a small hill. As a result, here is a point of view you can look at the Macau S.A.R. city,; Fortress around the Park and enjoyed the running of many local people. In becoming a world heritage site, the cute little church and lighthouse.
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  • August 5, 2017
    Is a lighthouse located in the Macau S.A.R. and Church. Are only so the walk, a little hard, but views from the lighthouse was spectacular. Views of the Macau S.A.R. town. You can also see precious frescoes in the Church. Free of charge and so appreciated.
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