Portuguese lighthouses are now open for visits

In the Algarve, there are five lighthouses open to visitors

The lighthouses of Sines, Cabo Sardão, Cabo de S. Vicente, Santa Maria (Faro), and Vila Real de Santo António​​ are part of the list of 25 of these structures that this Thursday, April 18, International Day for Monuments and Sites, are open to free visits, announced the National Maritime Authority.

The lighthouses can thus be visited free of charge, between 14:00 and 17:00 today.

This commemoration aims to raise public awareness of the diversity and vulnerability of heritage, as well as the effort involved in its protection and conservation.

The following lighthouses will be open to visits:

Continent: Montedor, Leça, Aveiro, Cape Mondego, Penedo da Saudade, Cape Carvoeiro, Berlenga, Cape Espichel, Sines, Cape Sardão, Cape S. Vicente, Santa Maria, VRSAntónio​​;

Azores: Ferraria, Arnel, Cintrão, Gonçalo Velho, Contendas, Ponta da Barca, Ponta da Ilha, Albarnaz, Lajes Flores, Ponta do Topo;

Wood: Ponta do Pargo, Sao Jorge;

Click here to consult this list., as well as other information regarding visits to the lighthouses.