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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  • very nice site for piquiniques and theme parties, and with a delightful view of the sunset and the Prainha
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  • The view of the Lighthouse is very beautiful. Mr taking care of the space is very nice. The surrounding area could be a little better to invite more visitors entering the lighthouse. Entry pay with low value.
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  • We visited the lighthouse, both the outside and the inside, we climbed to the top ... amazing and exciting!!! The sound of the sea, waves, seemed to move the lighthouse ... then on the ground floor a double bedroom with a bathroom that is rented to lovers ... ... beautiful! To visit absolutely!
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