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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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  • Lovely place to visit. Peaceful, pretty and historic. We enjoyed seeing the small church at the top and the views from the top were lovely.  more »
  • Take the short, cheap cable car ride to get most of the way up the hill. You'll still have some walking to get to the Lighthouse, but it's a peaceful, scenic walk. Fun to explore the tunnels and the c...  more »
  • very short cable car ride. went there by taxi but while coming back couldnt find taxi and difficult to ask people as they dont speak english  more »
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  • The walk to the Lighthouse is really nice. If you want an even fresher air to breath in Macao, then hiking up to this place is the best option. Uphill is also a good spot to get a panoramic view of the city —and it's all free. The only downside to this place is that there's no proper English direction to some of the locations. Note: Don't forget to bring water.
  • Remember to wear a comfy shoes the hills were too tiring a really long walk going up there, bring some snacks and drinks to refresh. I have a fear of heights but I have a great day here. This is the highest point of Macau :-) there's a huge park over there where you can jog on.
  • Guia Lighthouse gives a very exotic mood as well as great views. The chapel next to the lighthouse is so small that there cannot be Mass held inside, and actually it seems to be for exhibition only. The lighthouse is too small to stay for hours and understandably not allowed to get in.
  • 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.
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