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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
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
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
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!!
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
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