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Farol da Barra, Salvador

#4 of 33 in Historic Sites in Salvador
Lighthouse · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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  • The lighthouse is built atop the Forte de Santo Antônio da Barra, a historic fortification dating from the sixteenth century. The current lighthouse was constructed in 1839. A light was displayed...  more »
  • With the ocean view it was obvious why a Fort was constructed he. A perfect point of defense when first build now a symbol of the area.  more »
  • A nice place to watch the sunset, with a beautiful view on the water. But I recommend to come early (around 4.30 maybe) and have a little picnic with pastels or coxhina, fruit and guarana soda. Because the place gets crowded really quick. We arrived there 5.20 and there was not spot to sit left. But I didn't mind standing, it was nice watching other visitors singing and playing guitar
  • Great place for a history lesson. To many interesting facts. Take your time here!
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