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Preguicas (Mandacaru) Lighthouse

Address: Povoado de Mandacaru, Barreirinhas, State of Maranhao, Brazil
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Ranked #8 of 17 Attractions in Barreirinhas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Lighthouses, Sights & Landmarks
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The Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The effort to climb the light house is worth the superb view! The village of Mandacaru is typical Northern Brazilian village.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Get here by boat, there is the feeling of a run down village, a few artisan shops on the walk to the light house. At the dock there is a make shift Caipirinha bar selling garlic shrimp and fruit caipirinhas. The walk to the light house is easy, the steps up to the top of the light house are fine,... More 

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175 reviews 175 reviews
71 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

In the coastal fishing village of Mandacaru stands a beautiful if somewhat weather worn lighthouse. It is open to the public, so naturally everybody who comes ashore climbs the spiral staircase to the observation deck below the lantern room for a great 360 of the surrounding countryside. This structure was built in 1940 and although the counterweight machinery that used... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We visited the light house as part of a river tour. I think it was nice to visit the light house but it wasn't anything special really. The view from the top was nice.

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San Francisco, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

We loved visiting the Lighthouse. The town was quaint and the people very friendly. The view from the top was so nice you could see the whole village. It wasn't very big but the town seems quite proud of their lighthouse.

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New Orleans, LA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Yes, the lighthouse has LOTS of stairs, but the view is spectacular! The walk to the lighthouse is through a simple Brazilian village which is virtually unspoiled. The young "tour guides" met us at the boat dock and were ready to recite a poem or song or some tidbit about the lighthouse (for a tip, of course). Simply charming!

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Sao Paulo, SP
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

The way tot he lighthouse in a speedboat is nice. Climb the lighthouse. It is worth. Very nice view

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

It was really worth visiting the Lighthouse and going up the stairs for a fantastic view towards Cabure. Local children offered us to be a 'guide', offering us information about the village. We accepted this and the boy really had an interesting story to tell. In addition he recited a poem for us and sang a song. Very cute. It's... More 

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