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Farol da Barra

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Address: Largo do Farol, Ilhavo 3830-753, Portugal
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Beautiful adventure

We went to the lighthouse and went to the top spontaneously. It was an amazing view! The staff was very nice. Defenitely recommended!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mayleen K
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the lighthouse and went to the top spontaneously. It was an amazing view! The staff was very nice. Defenitely recommended!

Thank Mayleen K
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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,... More 

Thank RuiMorgado
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 684 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2016

On the corner of barra beach is this massive lighthouse just in front of a hotel and a few cafes. Its a stunning building and would impress you right away. If you are fit and you have a strong personality, you can climb the almost 300 steps to the top of the lighthouse to have a good view of the... More 

Thank RMartinSDXB
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

This lighthouse is certainly worth a visit, it is the highest lighthouse in Portugal. It is located on a wonderful corner where a great beach an a great fishing wall comes together. The beach is very clean and as safe as can be for infants to geriatrics. Along the wall everyone is fishing ..... from grandparents to young kids. A... More 

Thank Dajoma
Scarsdale, NY
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

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.

Thank PECCruiser
zingem belgium
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51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2015

during our stay in Barra in may,the lighthouse(farol) was opened exceptionally for visitors.We could not use the elevator so it was an endless climb along the turning stairs...i think one said it were 300 steps.withgout breath I arrived up there but the view was magnificient!!

Thank swanny01
Aveiro, Portugal
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56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2015

Farol da barra is one of the tallest in Europe, and the tallest building around many miles. Although I live nearby this was the first time I got the chance to "climb it" and enjoy the great views of all around. A must if you have the chance

Thank jorge_pereira2001
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144 reviews
107 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2015

This is a wonderful monument. It's a tall lighthouse, the tallest in Portugal and besides providing you with a great view if you enter and visit it, it also beautifies the landscape with its white and red stripes. This and the surrounding village are great places to visit if you happen to be staying in the neighborhood. If you plan... More 

Thank D_SOliveira
London, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2014

Very nice view from the top and interesting, but to many steps all the way up... Opens on Wednesdays for visitors.

Thank John S
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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783 reviews
654 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 341 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2014

To visit this lighthouse you have to drive from the city centre in the direction of the coastal and harbour area of Aveiro, this is about 7 km straight on. When arriving on the end of the highway, turn right on the roundabout and follow the sign for the small coastal village named “BARRA”. Always straight ahead in the narrow... More 

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