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Barra Lighthouse, Salvador

4.6
#4 of 25 in Historic Sites in Salvador
Lighthouse Tourist Spot
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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  • We visited as part of a coach tour, so didn't go inside the lighthouse. However walking round, it appeared to be a great location for a picnic. There were some great views out to sea and of the surfer...  more »
  • You will need to walk up and around the lighthouse to have a great view onto the huge bay and the Atlantic ocean.  more »
  • Barra Lighthouse is great by its history and by the astonishing vies one can have from the sea and the beach. It is really worth it to climb up the stairs (under a very low-priced ticket). In its base...  more »
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  • Outstanding Lighthouse. Well-conserved.
  • Nice view
  • Nice beaches and restaurants.
  • Bela vista
  • I had the opportunity to see the Farol da Barra under two angles and times. Returning from Morro de Sao Paulo of Catamaran during the day and walk at night when the lighting makes the beacon even more beautiful. I intend to go back and see the sunset.
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Where to stay in Salvador

The majority of accommodations in Salvador fall into three distinct groupings. If you want to be close to the best historical attractions, stay in or near the old town of Pelourinho, a few minutes from the city's west-facing coastline. This also puts you in the heart of Salvador's tourist-driven nightlife. Your second option is to stay at the southwestern tip of the city, in the neighborhood of Barram, where you'll have instant access to one of Salvador's favorite beaches. Finally, look a bit farther afield to Rio Vermelho, a quieter beachside neighborhood facing south.
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