Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum

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Barbara O
Boston, MA210 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
I visited the lovely blue and white striped lighthouse on a Tuesday around noon and for the price of a four or five euro ticket I was able to climb the decorative lighthouse winding stairs up to the outer railing and walk around, with beautiful views of the harbor and large ships. I also saw a short film narrated by prior lighthouse keepers, and a small museum with lights from different light houses. A really fabulous experience made even better by the friendliness and enthusiasm of those who were working there.
Written May 17, 2022
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Malgorzata
11,440 contributions
Sep 2019
The Santa Marta Lighthouse is situated to the south of the center of Cascais, on the estuary of the River Tagus. It is a quadrangular masonry tower covered with white tiles, with blue horizontal stripes and a red lantern. The lighthouse now houses a lighthouse museum. The collection of the Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum was entirely established by the Portuguese Navy. Small museum, presenting lighthouse lenses and other related artifacts. The museum is interesting , although not very big. The lighthouse is beautiful, and the view is gorgeous. Such a beautiful place .
Written August 23, 2020
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flowery321
Cambridge, UK19 contributions
Apr 2022
Go up the tower for a view of the local area. Best on a sunny day when the modernist, white lighthouse museum building shines in the sun. Interesting large light house lenses and stuff about the light house keeper ( although the latter was closed off when we visited). Also has a little coffee shop.
Written April 14, 2022
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom7,430 contributions
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, UK146 contributions
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
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, UK19,078 contributions
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, Australia47,319 contributions
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
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
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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