I’ve visited Macau a number of times over the years, but one thing I never knew about the cable car. Named ‘Cable Guia’ (Chinese: 松山纜車; Portuguese: Teleférico da Guia) the aerial gondola lift runs through a park to the top of Guia Hill, home of the Guia Fortress and lighthouse.
The cable car opened in 1997 and has 9 gondolas, each holding 4 passengers, with a one-way trip costing MOP$3 – around 40 US cents!
The ride takes only 80 seconds, with the gondola lift running on a single cable.
For anyone hoping to avoid stairs heading up the hill, yoiu’re out of luck – the bottom station at Jardim da Flora isn’t actually located at ground level! You need to climb a number of flights of stairs to reach the loading platform.
- Route map and more photos – remontees-mecaniques.net (French)
- How to get there – Macao Government Tourism Office
We are in Macau now and are planning to ride the cable car after reading your review . Thank you
Glad it inspired you – hope you enjoy the ride. 🙂