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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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  • A long steep climb up, but worth it. The view is good too and the Chapel by the lighthouse is worth a visit  more »
  • The much less visited tourist attractions in Macau. It is surrounded by a beautiful park with great views. Very close to the ferry terminal and has a cable car to go up and down the hill. The only dow...  more »
  • KIA built in 1865 on the inside the Fort is a small lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse in the vast People's Republic of China. I am able to see the scenery of Macau from on high. Everyone went up to ride the cable car, but we went to walk the walk in La enough calls go on and on.
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  • 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.
  • Good for a walk and to have a good view over the city. Also see the typhoon signals.

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