Mae Luiza lighthouse, Natal

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#9 of 17 in Historic Sites in State of Rio Grande do Norte
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 online attractions planner .
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  • Lighthouse of Natal ... on top of a hill overlooking the sea, offers its services to ships of passage signaling where they are and the distance from the coast. Military zone with access within a few hours on weekdays. For me it was possible to view it only from the outside. Very similar to the myriad of lights present everywhere in the world, however in most interesting cases for their placement and the views.
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  • To view the lighthouse everyone wants to visit, but we were told we must have a permission from the army to enter. In the period that I was because of the strike of the police I thought it best to watch from afar.
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  • Just to take pictures ... we can't stay in place for a long time as I knew no made a point to stop.
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  • Beautiful view of the beaches. Could be better care
  • The Lighthouse is beautiful. The view is shockingly bad. Only recommend attention when you're there because the area is somewhat dangerous. If it is the night of preference for keep if there have any policing.
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  • I liked but lack more access for visitors, but it's worth a lot of avista 😍!!!
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  • Through the coastal route towards the bridge decided to move to meet this lighthouse. The view of the Lighthouse is more beautiful to take pictures of him for whom this next to the restaurant Meat Board. I never enter the Lighthouse. This is a walk only reasonable, there are other points of interest best.
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  • Turisco, historical point very receptive with opportunity to register several amazing photos.
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