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Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum

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Address: Rua do Farol, Cascais 2750-341, Portugal
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visit in Oct 2016

Visit in Oct 2016 - interesting museum attached - drawback is lighthouse has limited opening hours - run by navy rather than museum - ticket also included house next door - very... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2016
Js L
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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

During our stay in Cascais at the Villa Italia Hotel, the Santa Marta lighthouse is literally about 5 mins walk away. The views from the road side is absolutely stunning, night shots and daylight pictures are fantastic. Everyone walking by stops and gaze at this immaculate building. There is a good restaurant called Esplanada Santa Marta serving grilled fish and... More 

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Thank Laventille
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Quaint lighthouse with a fantastic view. Very interesting lighthouse artifacts. Would have been better if there was more and if the lighthouse was open for more than an hour a day.

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Thank Therese1202
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

So by chance we wandered down to this place, and between 11am and 12am it is free to go up to the top of the lighthouse, (great timing on our part) views were FAB, 90 stone steps up, so be prepared to work those knees, but worth it in the end.

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Thank liketotraveltina
Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The actual lighthouse is free to go up, and the small museum in it's grounds is about 3 euros. Views from the lighthouse are great and staff are really friendly.

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Thank Purlieu_lady
Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

fun place to look out - worth a stop on a sunny day. Azulejos are precious on the inside. Guides were courteous

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We were lucky and visited the lighthouse when it was open, this was a Wednesday and only open one hour from 11 to 12. The interior of the lighthouse has stone steps and only a few people are allowed in at any time because of the restricted space. At the top is a viewing platform and the day we visited... More 

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Visit in Oct 2016 - interesting museum attached - drawback is lighthouse has limited opening hours - run by navy rather than museum - ticket also included house next door - very good film - explained all about Portugal lighthouse relationship with sea and people involved - free to over 65s

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Thank Js L
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

The interior of the lighthouse is interesting to visit, and is a window onto another (maritime) world. Thoroughly recommended as an authentic local attraction that won't take up hours of your time.

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Thank CarolineSRH
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 478 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Can see the lighthouse in the distance from our hotel so decided to take the coastal path and go and have a look.

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Thank Jilllian
Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

It has good opening hours, is reasonably priced (free for 65+) and has some excellent exhibits. Is informative about the history of this part of the coast.

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