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Barra Lighthouse, Salvador
(4.6/5 based on 750+ 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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  • The place is beautiful, both to meet the lighthouse and enjoy the beach, forming natural pools. However, depending on the schedule for excess of sellers on the streets and on the beach, recommend patience so you don't become a tumultuous ride. I noticed that many tourists bother and end badly treating everyone, that doesn't help. Better go prepared and not lose the tour. Beautiful lighthouse, beautiful beach.
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  • Very beautiful sunset! Just be careful with the street vendors who want to extort, but worth a go ... because the view is great!
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  • The site has one of the most beautiful sunsets. Worth a pop in the late afternoon. Of the weekend the place gets crowded, it is better to avoid. The entrance to the Lighthouse is 15.00 per person, you can climb the lighthouse and Museum.
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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