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Preguicas (Mandacaru) Lighthouse

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Address: Povoado de Mandacaru, Barreirinhas, State of Maranhao, Brazil
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Worth the effort of subor (and the effort is not so much). It has views of river, sea, sands of sheets and forest. It allows you to understand how the whole area is and what makes... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 January 2017
Catarina R
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Worth the effort of subor (and the effort is not so much). It has views of river, sea, sands of sheets and forest. It allows you to understand how the whole area is and what makes it different from the rest of Brazil.

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210 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Nice views over the town and out to the dunes. Good bit of exercise climbing too and even bonus Wifi reception at the top!!

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Belem, PA
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118 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Visit the light house, climb up and take a look of the area. It is amazing, and gives you a great overview

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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Short stop to climb the lighthouse built in 1906. Climb the 160 steps to the top for a wonderful view. The building is not used as a lighthouse anymore.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

A very simple place with several steps to access the top of the lighthouse, but with a beautiful view from above the lighthouse, where you can see the sea the beach and all area protected by the light of the lighthouse. And of course after the visit you can not fail to taste the delicious ice creams sold in stores... More 

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Thank Sérgio R
Brasilia, DF
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59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

The lighthouse has an amazing view - but the community nearby also has its attractions: my attention was drawn by the icecream shop and the bar near the river - which has different types of cachaças to sell.

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Thank Sarah R
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55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

For us this was part of a day tour. It was nice to see but not really a place where you really need to go especially for a lighthouse: there are many places like this in the world...

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Thank Maxx M
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Decent view of up to 85 nautical miles. The lighthouse is 35m high and there is no elevator, so be ready for a small hike. They have delicious cachaca at the port in the town.

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Thank Paul M
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47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

I went to this place during a tour to Cabure. Nothing really special. There is view in the light house, but not really worth it... You can buy very cheap handcraft there.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

nice place and setting, gets very crowded and can take an hour or more to access the top due to the crowds. With limited time I would recommend a drink at the bar by the pier and wander the streets with a coco (3 reais) to get a feel for the place

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