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Farol da Barra

Largo do Farol, Ilhavo 3830-753, Portugal
+351 234 369 271
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“breath” (2 reviews)
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Largo do Farol, Ilhavo 3830-753, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

If go to Aveiro, off course you have to see it, is the tallest lighthouse of Portugal! But, the real attraction is the beach.

Thank jdpatino21
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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

We went to the lighthouse and went to the top spontaneously. It was an amazing view! The staff was very nice. Defenitely recommended!

Thank Mayleen K
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

The visits are free and only at some days of the week. We went on a Wednesday, visits are from 2pm until 5pm and no need to book. Guide is done by the military people that work and look after the lighthouse. I have to...More

Thank RuiMorgado
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

On the corner of barra beach is this massive lighthouse just in front of a hotel and a few cafes. Its a stunning building and would impress you right away. If you are fit and you have a strong personality, you can climb the almost...More

Thank RMartinSDXB
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This lighthouse is certainly worth a visit, it is the highest lighthouse in Portugal. It is located on a wonderful corner where a great beach an a great fishing wall comes together. The beach is very clean and as safe as can be for infants...More

Thank Dajoma
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Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Well worth the climb, great views and tons of history. The lighthouse itself is kept in impeccable condition. Must do if coming to Barra beach.

Thank PECCruiser
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

during our stay in Barra in may,the lighthouse(farol) was opened exceptionally for visitors.We could not use the elevator so it was an endless climb along the turning stairs...i think one said it were 300 steps.withgout breath I arrived up there but the view was magnificient!!

Thank swanny01
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Reviewed 3 September 2015

Farol da barra is one of the tallest in Europe, and the tallest building around many miles. Although I live nearby this was the first time I got the chance to "climb it" and enjoy the great views of all around. A must if you...More

Thank jorge_pereira2001
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Reviewed 31 January 2015

This is a wonderful monument. It's a tall lighthouse, the tallest in Portugal and besides providing you with a great view if you enter and visit it, it also beautifies the landscape with its white and red stripes. This and the surrounding village are great...More

Thank D_SOliveira
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Reviewed 1 January 2015

Very nice view from the top and interesting, but to many steps all the way up... Opens on Wednesdays for visitors.

Thank John S
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