Farol da Barra
Farol da Barra
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
Wednesday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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NGuedes
Lisbon, Portugal61 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
After a long wait, we got to climb almost 300 steps to see a wonderful view from one of the talest lighthouses in the Iberian peninsula. Opens on Wednesday afternoons.
Written August 29, 2019
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Alexandra Mendes
Coimbra, Portugal44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
As the highest lighthouse in Portugal, it is a great place to visit and look at the amazing view.
We were welcomed by a great explanation of how this lighthouse came to be and how it has changed over the years before going up the 290 steps to reach the top, with a beautiful view from above the region.
One thing I must say to anyone reading this is that the elevator in it is not in use for visits (not because of the bad will of the people working in the lighthouse I assure you). Which means, to reach the top, you'll need to be able to walk those steps, so this warning is mostly for elders and people with disabilities.
Written June 26, 2019
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Coconut510
Quebec City, Canada37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Family
Lovely view from the top! It is quite a walk to get to the top and is only open on Wednesday afternoons.
Written October 14, 2018
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PECCruiser
New York City, NY56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Family
Well worth the climb, great views and tons of history. The lighthouse itself is kept in impeccable condition. Must do if coming to Barra beach.
Written May 19, 2016
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Nicola C
London, UK71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
If you ever get the chance to walk to the top, the views are fantastic, the history of the lighthouse is very interesting, it is very well maintained and overall a great experience and free of charge. It is only open on Wednesday between 2-5pm when we visited in September.
Written September 20, 2023
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NoeB1
Antwerp, Belgium1,202 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We walked from Costa nova over the wooden foot paths to see this farol. The walk was very nice, near the sea and the dunes. The farol is big and impressive. We didn't go up because the weather was to bad that day to have a nice view.
Written November 2, 2019
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SandraLovesToTravel
Gran Canaria, Spain65 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
The biggest light house of the region, maybe whole Portugal? Not sure about that. It's a nice light house. Too bad I couldn't visit it on the inside. It's only on a certain day... Worth a visit.
Written February 3, 2019
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jdpatino21
Bogota, Colombia159 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
If go to Aveiro, off course you have to see it, is the tallest lighthouse of Portugal! But, the real attraction is the beach.
Written July 2, 2017
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May
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017
We went to the lighthouse and went to the top spontaneously. It was an amazing view! The staff was very nice. Defenitely recommended!
Written April 29, 2017
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RuiMorgado
London, UK76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
The visits are free and only at some days of the week. We went on a Wednesday, visits are from 2pm until 5pm and no need to book. Guide is done by the military people that work and look after the lighthouse. I have to mention that they do an excellent job looking after it. They do all maintenance themselves, from electrical, painting, gardening, etc... Very friendly and enthusiastic. In Portuguese language only. Get ready to go up to the top by the 271 steps, stop in the middle for some amazing views while you catch up your breath. No doubt, a place not to miss.
Written April 22, 2017
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