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Mae Luiza lighthouse, Natal

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Lighthouse Tourist Spot
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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  • Who meet the Mother Lucia with an accredited guide, will travel through time in the history of the Capital of Brazil. Why the name? Who visit will find out ...
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  • I like to know a bit of history the photos look beautiful ... worth a stop a little bit to meet.
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  • Cool. One of the famous attractions of Christmas. It can be visited. Is a high point where one has a beautiful view of the beaches of natal.
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  • Beautiful view of the beaches. Could be better care
  • 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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  • The name Mother Luiza, was a tribute to a midwife who lived in the region, being your name remembered both the Lighthouse as the Christmas town.
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  • Because I live in front of the lighthouse. And I have a lot of knowledge and stories lived. And jokes that I remember from my childhood with friends ...
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  • Location which provides a beautiful view, don't take 5 stars because it does not have good organization and who guidance.
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