Trip Planner:   South America  /  Brazil  /  State of Bahia  /  Salvador  /  Historic Sites  /  Barra Lighthouse

Barra Lighthouse, Salvador

(1,000+ reviews on the web)
Lighthouse
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.
Create a full Salvador itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Salvador

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Salvador by other users

24 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM BRAZIL June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM CHILE June, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: June, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 18 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 34 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM BRAZIL December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in State of Bahia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, kids, beaches, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 60 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM BELGIUM February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: February, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Salvador BY A USER FROM BRAZIL June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Salvador BY A USER FROM BRAZIL August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The sunset is very beautiful. I never knew the headlamp inside, because they charge 15 reais. I was on the outside, to see the sunset. On that occasion there was a group doing live music. I thought it was pretty cool.
    View original
  • Get there early, the Boardwalk is cool, the beautiful view and the Museum managed by the Navy is cool. Recommend a visit.
    View original
  • One of the points of interest more sought after by tourists in Salvador. The Farol da Barra can certainly, along with the Elevador Lacerda, be one of the most important tourist attractions in the city when it comes to buildings and excluding obviously religious temples/churches. Is an iconic landmark for the city, which served as a guideline for all vessels that docked at the end of the 17th century. The current Lighthouse has 200 years, however is built on Fort Santo Antônio da Barra that of 1626. On the base of the lighthouse inside the Fort we have the nautical Museum of Bahia with a good reference on the navigations, and about the history of these.
    View original
Google
  • Outstanding Lighthouse. Well-conserved.
  • Nice beaches and restaurants.
  • Bela vista
  • Here arose the village of Pereira. Birthplace figure Caramuru (Diogo Álvares Correia), white Portuguese which sank in the waters of the Bay of all saints and outside found by Indians along the rocks. To hold your gun and pull the trigger, a mixture of smoke and fire made the natives amazingly talk: "Caramuru, Caramuru, Caramuru", a reference to a species of eel common in warm waters and warm.
    View original
  • Very nice location and safely, but while City Hall tries to keep clean and organized, the regulars playing very dirty trash on the floor. Avoid going on weekends, because it gets crowded and turns into a dumpster full of rude people.
    View original