Find out which lighthouses are open to the public as part of Navy Day celebrations

In the Algarve, there are three open lighthouses

The Portuguese lighthouses on the Mainland, Azores and Madeira will be open to the public free of charge on the 18th, 19th and 20th of May, between 14:00 and 17:00, as part of the celebrations for Navy Day.

​On the mainland, the lighthouses in Montedor, Leça, Aveiro, Cabo Mondego, Penedo da Saudade, Cabo Carvoeiro, Berlenga, Cabo Espichel, Cabo Sardão, Cabo de S. Vicente, Santa Maria, Vila Real de Santo António will be open to the public.

In the Azores, the lighthouses of Ferraria, Arnel, Cintrão, Gonçalo Velho, Contendas, Ponta da Barca, Ponta da Ilha, Albarnaz, Lajes Flores and Ponta do Topo will be open to visits.

In Madeira, the lighthouses at Ponta do Pargo and São Jorge will be open.

The headlights open their doors free of charge between 14:00 and 17:00 and there will be no appointments, with entries being made in order of arrival and limited to the capacity of each farol.

These initiatives to open up the lighthouses to the public are aimed at “giving people the opportunity to live this experience and learn about the importance of lighthouses for the safety of navigation”.