Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum

Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum

Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum
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H.F. Callaghan
Cabramurra, Australia225 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
It’s out of the way and a 20 minute walk from town. You can’t get anywhere near it. No access to either the lighthouse or the house beside it. It’s all locked up from the main road. It’s good for a photo opp. What you see in the pic is it.
Written June 8, 2023
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom9,635 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This was one of the sights on our walk from Cascais to the Boca da Inferno (Mouth of Hell). The lighthouse caught our eye because of its unusual square pepper-pot shape and its cheery, bright blue and white striped tiles. It is surrounded by white-washed walls, palm trees and the old lighthouse keeper’s residence and sits poised on the cliff top, above a small, secluded beach. It’s a great photo-stop.
Built in 1868, the lighthouse is now a museum. It’s also still functional and continues to operate but the lighthouse keeper is gone and everything is fully automated. Restored in 2006, there is now a café and a museum and you can climb up the winding stairs to the top of the 36 metre tall tower. How many times would the lighthouse keeper have climbed these steps?
Entry to the museum is €5 and is a combo ticket that also includes entry to Casa de Santa Maria next door. However, it seems to have quite limited opening hours and were closed when we were there. I believe it only opens Wed-Friday in the mornings so check the times before you go if you want to do visit inside.
Written January 27, 2021
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JS L
Perth and Kinross, UK199 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
Visit in Oct 2016 - interesting museum attached - drawback is lighthouse has limited opening hours - run by navy rather than museum - ticket also included house next door - very good film - explained all about Portugal lighthouse relationship with sea and people involved - free to over 65s
Written October 27, 2016
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tommytirebiter
Connecticut81 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
EZ walk from downtown to this attraction. The real reason to visit is the view to take photos from the lighthouse tower itself. Not good if the day is overcast.
Written November 24, 2019
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IAN D
Wigan, UK19,700 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
I was lucky in going to the top 9f the lighthouse as only open for one hour a day and open when I visited. One of the most photographed spots in Cascais. It offers great views over the marina and the neighbouring museum.
Written July 4, 2019
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Ellemay 🍹🐠🐳
Sydney, Australia47,396 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
The Lighthouse can easily be found just on the outskirts south of town near the new marina. Entry to the tower is available on Wednesday to Friday between 11am - 12:00 however the Museum is opened from Tuesday to Sunday.

The tall blue & white tower stands 8 metres tall & is still used today but is now automatic with no Lighthouse keeper.
Written May 22, 2018
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Jack H
Greenville, SC2,296 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Solo
Except that it is blue and white rather than the red and white I would expect in my vision of a perfect lighthouse - this is lovely. In fact I think I like it the better because of the blue - next to an impossibly white building, with palm trees next to it, I can't imagine a prettier picture. I only just saw it, got no closer than the image TripAdvisor uses for it, but do at least that!
Written May 27, 2017
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Therese1202
Houston, TX34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Family
Quaint lighthouse with a fantastic view. Very interesting lighthouse artifacts. Would have been better if there was more and if the lighthouse was open for more than an hour a day.
Written March 21, 2017
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TheWanderer44
San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua75 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Solo
Lots of lighthouse history in the museum. You can only go inside and up to the top of the lighthouse on Fridays. Why? Who knows!
Written July 13, 2016
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carlos3005emlisboa
Central Portugal, Portugal386 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Friends
Well , was there on a Sunday , in the afternoon , after visiting The CASA SANTA MARTA which is located on the way to the Lighthouse . The Single Addult CombiTicket ( Casa Sta.Marta and the Lighthouse ) was 3 Euros and its a more then fair price . Unfortunatly , also bcz i was in a rush , i didnt get the chance to get up . As far as i saw , there is a limited access and you need to wait untill other visitors come down so you can go up . I dont think the top of the Lighthouse is accessable for travellers who need a wheelchair and i wouldnt get up with little kids ( under 12y ) . Also included in the Ticket price is the access to the permanent Exhibition which is nicly done and worth a look . Overall , even if you are not intoo Lighthouses but just want a nice Expirience and maybee some nice pictures , its a spot to see and more then afortable .
Written June 6, 2016
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