Farol de D. Maria Pia, Praia

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Enjoy a view of the sea from Farol de D. Maria Pia, a historic lighthouse perched on a small promontory in the southern part of Santiago. Built in 1881, this active octagonal beacon stands 21 m (69 ft) tall on the 10 m (33 ft) high Ponta Temerosa, guiding ships to the entrance of Port of Praia. Explore a rusty muzzle loading cannon on display in the yard. Check out the lighthouse-keeper's house attached. Use our Praia tour app to arrange your visit to Farol de D. Maria Pia and other attractions in Praia.
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  • If really really really your imagination is nothing more d to do in Praia and its surroundings!
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  • A great point from which to get some shots of the city (and the sea, of course), this place makes for a great stroll from the Plateau or the centre. The church complex just before it on the right-hand...  more »
  • Lovely walk on this advancement in the ocean! 500 m from the hotel Praiamar! Nice view of the port of Praia and the city.
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