Guia FortressCurrently Closed
- Address: Top of Dongwangyang Mountain, Wangdetang District, Macau, China, Macao
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: 2 MOP
- Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
- Tags: Light House, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Heritage Building
Guia Fortress - Review
The GuiaFortess is another relic of the Portuguese rule in Macau. The typical architecture of the fort makes it very important to the heritage of Macau.
It had become an important strategic location in this area over the years. There is also a light house which is a part of the complex that people love to see.
The simplicity, practicality and beauty of the place are most definitely worth seeing. There is a chapel inside the fortress too. There are also some interesting paintings inside this chapel. The Paintings are an amazing example of the amalgamation of the Portuguese and the Chinese cultures in Macau. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Macau Itinerary 3 Days.
Guia Fortress Information
Other Ticket Price: MOP$ 2.00 (for cable car).
The house of prayer or the widely known Capela de Nossa Senhora da Guia, was constructed, decorated and adorned during 1622, within the premises of the Guia Fortress.
In 1998, frescoes were uncovered in the church throughout routine preservation and restoration advancements.
Guia Fortress Hours
- Tuesday to Sunday- 9:00am to 5:30pm Guia Fortress.
- Tuesday to Sunday- 10:00am to 5:00pm Guia Chapel.
How To reach Guia Fortress by Public Transport
- Guia Hill
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Things to Know Before Visiting Guia Fortress
33.94% of people who visit Macau include Guia Fortress in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
39.53% of people start their Guia Fortress visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Guia Fortress
92.37% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Guia Fortress
Guia Fortress Trips
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Guia Fortress, Macau Reviews
The fort was already partially built in 1638 when the Dutch attempted to capture Macau from the Portuguese, but unsuccessfully. The lighthouse was erected in 1864. Fortifications and tunnels were added and saw action during WW2. The complex is now part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Centre of Macau.
Good views from the top. We hiked up it and wasn’t a bad hike. Many runners exercising around the area. Quite lovely views.
This is a really sweet place to visit! Lots of history took place within the walls of this fort. I do highly recommend taking a cab up the mountain to the fortress, especially if you have no idea how to walk there. Once up there, you'll find fantastic views of Macau (below are three pictures from atop the fort) while breathing in clean, fresh air. Entrance is free to the public
Superb lookout for Macau to start the visit and trying to imagine what it used to look like when they still needed those canons
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.