Riding the Guia Hill cable car in Macau

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.

Cable car leading to the top of Guia Hill

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!

Cable car leading to the top of Guia Hill

The ride takes only 80 seconds, with the gondola lift running on a single cable.

Top station of the Guia Hill cable car

Top station of the Guia Hill cable car

Footnote

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.

Bottom station of the Guia Hill cable car

Further reading

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