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Guia Fortress

A cache by AirQ Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 06/20/2010
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

A magnetic nano, please bring your own pen, and stealth required.

Guia Fortress (Fortaleza da Guia) is part of “The Historic Centre of Macau”*, which was successfully inscribed as a World Heritage Site on Jul 15, 2005.

The fortress was built between 1622 and 1638. Inside the fortress stands Guia Chapel, original established by Clarist nuns, who resided at the site before establishing the Convent of St. Clare. The chapel’s elaborate frescoes depict representations of both western and Chinese themes, displaying motifs if religious and mythological inspiration that are a perfect example of Macau’s multicultural dimension. Guia Lighthouse, dating from 1865, which also stands within the perimeter, is the first modern lighthouse on the Chinese coast. Guia Fortress, along with the chapel and lighthouse are symbols of Macau’s maritime, military and missionary past.

* “The Historic Centre of Macau” encompasses architectural legacies interwoven in the midst of the original urban fabric that includes streetscapes and piazzas. There major urban squares and streetscapes provide the linkage for a succession over twenty monuments. For details, please visit www.macauheritage.net

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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