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Guia Lighthouse, Macau

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Witness a monumental piece of Macau's colonial history at Guia Lighthouse. The first colonial-style lighthouse on the Chinese coast, this 19th-century structure is 15 m (49 ft) tall and stands on the highest point of the eponymous hill. Though visitors cannot enter the lighthouse itself, a nearby museum narrates the history of the structure and features a small chapel next door. Enjoy the captivating views of the Macau skyline while taking yourself back to simpler times, when this lighthouse served an integral role in navigation and warned the city's residents of incoming typhoons. For Guia Lighthouse and beyond, use our Macau trip planner to get the most from your Macau vacation.
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  • The morning we open at 9 am. Guia Fortress around Park full of Grandpa runners. Many highly health-conscious senior citizens....
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  • Guia Fortress is located in the peninsula of Macau S.A.R. in 1865, East hope yo light Tower (Golden Dragon) was built in 1622. In the first modern lighthouse on the Chinese coast beside the Church of gear. Guia Fortress, as military of Macau S.A.R. and religion say that historic places, including this one.
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  • This is one of the highest points in Macau proper and provides some excellent views. It is also accessible via a really really really short cable car ride.  more »
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  • Really fantastic view of the city, nice old lighthouse and surrounding buildings, not very busy and set atop of a large hill with a nice park to explore. There's a small museum but not much information there. Mostly I enjoyed taking in the view.
  • Great place with good view to pineapple Lisboa casino. Also can recommend see opposite side of the hill where is are with apartment buildings.
  • Very authentic place with a touch of modern comfort. Enjoyed the view and the park around
  • Lucky enough to hit its open day so you can climb up to the top of the light tower (every sat and sun during July). Good panoramic view of the city! Not easily accessible by public transport tough.
  • The place was closed for maintenance (there was a typhoon few weeks ago). They're a few tourist who come here not knowing it was closed. Nevertheless the trail to Tyne lighthouse was ok, but it will be hot during the afternoon time. There's a small kiosk selling snacks and drinks near the lighthouse. Skip most of the hiking part with the cable car. Round trip only cost you 6 Pataca.

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