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Guia Fortress

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Address: Top of Dongwangyang Mountain, Wangdetang District, Macau, China
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Great Views

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Homer, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

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Macau, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

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Thank Yong Kian T
Busan, South Korea
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Galen H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Dan H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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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

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

From the Guia Fortress, you have a wonderful view over Macau so it's worth the effort of climbing there. It's free to visit and there is also a tunnel beneath the fortress, dating from the war times. We took the cable car from the Flora Jardim then followed the signs, it's about 10 minutes from the upper station.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

It took me longer than planned to get to Guia Lighthouse. It was almost closing time. Took the cable car up. Though there isn't any spectacular view from the cable car, it offered an interesting glimpse into the surrounding areas. Took me about 8 minutes to get to the fort (note that I was in a hurry.) Not much space... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

you get to see a view of the city for free. plus a nice lighthouse and small church and an old anchor. there is a mini museum with old pictures and i think the metal ones were used to communicate with the ships. there was a prenup pictorial that day. we came here after visiting lou lim leoc garden. part... More 

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