Enjoy a view of the sea from Farol de D. Maria Pia, a historic lighthouse perched on a small promontory in the southern part of Santiago. Built in 1881, this active octagonal beacon stands 21 m (69 ft) tall on the 10 m (33 ft) high Ponta Temerosa, guiding ships to the entrance of Port of Praia. Explore a rusty muzzle loading cannon on display in the yard. Check out the lighthouse-keeper's house attached. Use our Praia tour app to arrange your visit to Farol de D. Maria Pia and other attractions in Praia.
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Farol de D. Maria Pia Reviews
There wasn’t much to see, but feel the wind and take some photographs. However, most of the monuments and public places in Cape Verde are well preserved and worth good ratings. more »
worth a visit. nice seeing the place from there to plateaux direction. A whole complex is under construction near by. more »
Entrance is €2 per person. The building is currently (March 2019) under renovation, but you can still go up the tower to the windy top. The lighthouse keeper is very friendly and would like it if you wrote something in his guest book. Good to combine with a trip to Prainha beach. There are some barking street dogs around though, so be careful with that!
Nice place but currently under construction. Friendly guy there that explains everything a little bit. If you are lucky you may get on top of the lighthouse.
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