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Barra Lighthouse

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Address: Largo do Farol da Barra | Barra, Salvador, State of Bahia 40140-650, Brazil
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Great views! Good museum!

Now you can climb to the top - all stairs folks! The gift shop is nicely done with a good variety. It's just picturesque and best - not modernized.Just lacking a cafe.

Reviewed November 29, 2015
Salvador, BA
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Salvador, BA
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Reviewed November 29, 2015

Now you can climb to the top - all stairs folks! The gift shop is nicely done with a good variety. It's just picturesque and best - not modernized.Just lacking a cafe.

Thank brasilboy
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed November 29, 2015

It's a steep climb, if you do not like heights don't do it. Vendors galore, do not meet their eyes unless you want to buy. The view is magnificent and will put you in a meditative mood.

Thank tuffia
Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2015

Caught a taxi here from the Historic centre. R15 to get in and has a small museum. Can climb the lighthouse for the view. However, at the top, photography is hampered by protective netting. Has a reputation for the excellent sunsets (although we did not see this) Interesting visit lasting 30 minutes or so as part of a stroll along... More 

Thank bbarker20
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2015

As night falls, the curtain around the lens is drawn back and a first order light - two flicks white followed by one red - stream out through the night until dawn. It is a massive lighthouse, and well worth a visit. Climb up to the lantern room or walk the fortifications and visit the maritime museum. Well worth a... More 

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On the move
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2015

a small museum but nice and different from many of the art galleries. and they have english translations so that is nice. the walk up to the top of the light house is long but worth the view.

Thank Bnlong
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2015

Interesting building. Lots of locals wanting to sell you ribbons, beads and the usual tat or charge you a couple of reais for taking pictures of women in local dress. Good vantage point for views of the bay and a very welcome cool breeze.

Thank denise40smile
Holmen, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2015

My head is buzzing with the sights, sounds, smells and energy of the old town, but it is approaching sunset, so I quickly walk to the Barra Lighthouse for the sunset. It is on a promontory where All Saint’s Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. Apart from the lighthouse Its also occupied by the Forte de Santo Antonio – even the... More 

Thank BuyReallyLow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2015

must visit nautic museum excellent views beach acaraje (black eyed pea fritters fried in palm oil) beach front walk

Thank africanmatrix
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Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

It is at the edge of Salvador between Atlantic Ocean and the golf of Salvador (don't know the name) and worths the visit especially for the view of the city.

Thank Matina-Lefteris
Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2014

If like about history this is a nice place to visit. With a water view the Lighthouse was and is still used to guide vessels . Since 1696 the entrance of Bahia Todos os Santos Bay was defended by the impressive Fort of Santo Antonio . Definitely worth a visit.

Thank vagalugo

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