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Guia Fortress, Macau

4.2
Lighthouse · Tourist Spot
Head up to the city's highest point to see Guia Fortress, a 17th century hilltop fortress. The fort and chapel were built between 1622 and 1638 during the times of Portuguese colonial rule, the buildings display a distinctly Iberian architectural style. The lighthouse here, constructed later between 1864 and 1865, was the first Western-style lighthouse in east Asia, and it offers extensive views of the city below. The whole complex forms part of the Historic Centre of Macau World Heritage Site, with its distinctive, well-preserved architecture and impressive frescoes. For Guia Fortress and beyond, use our Macau driving holiday planner to get the most from your Macau vacation.
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  • For our 40th wedding anniversary my wife and I enjoyed an 18 day Asian tour from 28 December 2019 to 14 January 2020 taking in short stays in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Laos and Singapore. For the...  more »
  • The fortress is centrally located and can easily be visited on a tour of Senado Square and the St. Paul ruins. From the St. Paul Ruins it is only a short ascent to the fort. At the top you are...  more »

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