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Mae Luiza lighthouse, Natal

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Named after a beloved local midwife, Mae Luiza lighthouse is situated on top of high sand dunes and can be seen from almost any point along the coastline of Natal. This lighthouse is 37 meters (121 ft) high and has a spiral staircase with 150 steps. Although operated by the Brazilian Navy and still officially in operation, you can visit it by ascending a trail from the popular Areia Preta beach. The top of this well-maintained landmark is 87 meters (285 ft) above sea level. From there you can see not only Areia Preta, but also Morro do Careca (the city’s tallest sand dune) and Forte dos Reis Magos, a 400-year-old fortress once used as a defense barrier against French pirates. Make Mae Luiza lighthouse a part of your Natal vacation plans using our Natal trip itinerary builder.
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  • Headlamp is an icon in the ' Mother Luiza "from there you have a beautiful view, I've only seen externally. I don't know if you can come up and visit internally.
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  • Interesting, too bad it's not longer possible to climb the stairs of the lighthouse. Open on Sundays from 14:00-17:00 h. You can get a beautiful view of the beach.
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  • Through the via costeira Buggy and the buggy drivers showed that lighthouse and told the story, but my point of view it should not be a tourist spot, as it cannot be visited and is in a extremely dangerous neighborhood.
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  • Beautiful view of the beaches. Could be better care
  • Ponto turístico
  • Bom local e vista bacana
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  • Bonito, mas poderia ter uma visita ao alto da torre e o horário de funcionamento poderia ser bem mais flexível.