Forts in Macau

Guia Fortress

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The Guia Fortress (português. Fortaleza da Guia; Шаблон:Zh) is a 17th century colonial military fort, chapel, and lighthouse complex. It is in the St. Lazarus Parish, Macau, China.

The complex is part of the UNESCO Historic Centre of Macau World Heritage Site.

Architecture

The fort and chapel were constructed between 1622 and 1638, after an unsuccessful attempt by the Netherlands to capture colonial Portuguese Macau from Portugal.

Lighthouse

The lighthouse was constructed between 1864 and 1865, the first western style lighthouse in east Asia or on the China coast. The lighthouse stands at 91 meters tall, and has a light visible for some 20 miles in clear weather conditions. The complex was built upon the highest point on Macau, Guia Hill, and named after the same location. Today, the site is a tourist destination.

Chapel

The chapel (Portuguese: Capela de Nossa Senhora da Guia; Chinese: 聖母雪地殿教堂) was built around 1622 inside the Guia Fortress.

In 1998, frescoes were uncovered in the chapel during routine conservation work, representing both western and Chinese themes.

See also

  • List of oldest buildings and structures in Macau

External links

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Fri 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
Sat-Sun 9:00 AM–7:00 PM
Mon 11:00 AM–6:00 PM
Tue 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
Wed 10:00 AM–1:00 PM
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