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Mae Luiza lighthouse, Natal
(2.4/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Honestly I didn't think it was very funny, more registered anyway, and my kids liked it, I don't.
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  • Until hj only visited this place once. Recommend going with any tour because the place is not so good, is next to a community and dunes. I don't recommend going at night.
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  • situated in the mother Luiza, his Tower measuring 37 meters high and its light emits reaches about 44 km.
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  • Beautiful view of the beaches. Could be better care
  • Ponto turístico
  • Bom local e vista bacana
  • Lgl
  • Bonito, mas poderia ter uma visita ao alto da torre e o horário de funcionamento poderia ser bem mais flexível.