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Barra Lighthouse, Salvador

(4.6/5 based on 900+ 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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  • Although the views are beautiful and you can visit the Museum as climbing the stairs, I do not recommend to leave all for visiting it. Beautiful views both day and night since it is an area of much movement of people.
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  • Visit him at night is wonderful, so if possible you have to be a next hotel because it is not the only thing you will see on the waterfront that call it bar. This does not mean that visiting day is not good since in addition to the landscape that have account with a museum. If you want to visit it...
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  • One of the main sights of the city the Farol da Barra provides beautiful views of the city and the sea of Salvador, a place to get good pictures!
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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