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Guia Fortress

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Address: Top of Dongwangyang Mountain, Wangdetang District, Macau, China
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09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30

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Great Views of the City

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Shanghai Region, China
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Shanghai Region, China
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113 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 Lighthouse is amazing shame you cant enter it though, theres a mini museum next to it which... More 

Thank Shannon083
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely a must visit. You get a beautiful view of Macau skyline from the top of the fortress. The lighthouse was under repairs but it is nicely maintained. There is a small museum with old artifacts, weapons, typhoon signals, etc...

Thank Betty C
Macau, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Guia Fortress is the smaller of the remaining forts, but it is beautifully preserved. Warning, if walking to the fort, it is quite a steep hill and not advisable in the summer heat, unless you are well acclimated to sub-tropical humidity.

Thank Matt B
Homer, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We worked for this one, a lot of uphill streets and steps, though we found an elevator & subway system on the way back down. There's also a cable car, but I don't know details of that. The fortress compound is many sights in one place: Chapel is simple and lovely, there are original frescos that were re-discovered in 1999... More 

Thank Catriona R
Macau, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great visit during a sunny and clear day. Good views over the Taipa Island and part of old Macao waterfront (Fishermanswharf, Sands,...). Great small hike up the mountain.

Thank hanspe80
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

The Guia Fortress and Lighthouse is fortunately less touristy and crowded as compared to Senado Square, and you can walk from Senado Square when you're done with it. The views from atop are absolutely stunning and you can take great photos there! Enjoy!

Thank Yong Kian T
Busan, South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Much less crowded than the monte fort. Walk around the outside of the walls to get a real feel for the space and history. The chapel has some beautiful, original frescos from the 1600's. They were painstakingly restored and worth a visit.

Thank Galen H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

This is a relatively easy walk up although at the time the cable car was not operating if you don't want to walk up. There are signs everywhere pointing you to the summit as you walk up. There is a light house and chapel located on top of the fortress. The chapel is the original structure and have uncovered paintings... More 

Thank Dan H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

30 minutes walk from Sands Casino. It is hard to find the fortress path up. I think there is only one way up from the carpark level and you are required to loop around until you find the path up. 180 degree views of the harbour/ferry dock. There is military tunnels at carpark level which you can go inside.

Thank Kelvin H
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Around the Fortress is a nice area to do morning run or walk, many locals are doing it also. Great sceneries from here

Thank Bingah

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