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Barra Lighthouse, Salvador

(4.6/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
Perched upon the edge of a little peninsula, you will find Barra Lighthouse. From the top of the tower, which is 22 m (72 ft) high, you have breathtaking views of the expansive sea down below. Take a stroll, climb all over the lighthouse grounds, and be sure to catch the sunset. Inside the fort, you can peruse the nautical museum, which houses maps, navigation equipment, and items recovered from sunken ships. After all of that, you can rest and relax at the outdoor café. To visit Barra Lighthouse on your holiday in Salvador, and find out what else Salvador has to offer, use our Salvador trip builder.
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  • Very good collection at the Museum in addition to the priviliegiada location. The attractive can muster several positive points.
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  • Considered one of the most visited sights of Salvador, Farol da Barra is the Forte de Santo Antônio, in Praia da Barra, and is one of the main symbols of the Bahian capital. With a beautiful view of the Bay of all saints, the location is perfect for watching the sunset in the late afternoons.
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  • The farol da Barra is a tourist spot of Salvador. It is also one of the points of a Carnival circuit of SSA (Barra/Ondina) the place is very beautiful, has a pretty nice view, but here you pay to climb the lighthouse. Unless corrected pay 15.00 R$ and accept student card (R$ 7.50) I personally choose not to climb but say the view from above is very pretty. This surrounded by praia da Barra (great for bathing) and her location is very good tb
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  • Appealing old lighthouse and interesting maritime museum. No café although there was a sign pointing to it. Also no wifi. Excellent views all round but the long climb to the top is rewarded by long distance view obscured by netting. The museum has some good model ships and a lovely collection of ships in bottles.
  • $R15 entry fee per person so it's not expensive. Lighthouse is really cool and the view is probably the best you can get in the area. Cool historical museum as well. Closed completely at 18:00, but the Lighthouse is closed around 17:30.
  • It is ok. Not really special. But it is nice if you like.
  • cute little exhibition for a fair price and a nice view from the top
  • A really beautiful historical monument