Tomorrow there are two Algarve lighthouses open to mark the National Day of the Sea

Across the country, there will be 21 lighthouses open to the public

The lighthouses in Santa Maria (on the island of Culatra) and Vila Real de Santo António open to the public tomorrow, 16 November, to mark the National Day of the Sea.

These are just two of the 21 lighthouses that will be open on the mainland, Madeira and the Azores.

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

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

In the Azores, the lighthouses at Ferraria, Arnel, Ponta do Cintrão, Ponta da Garça, Gonçalo Velho, Contendas, Ponta da Barca, Ponta da Ilha, Ponta das Lajes and Ponta do Topo will be open.

The headlights open their doors free of charge between 13:30 pm and 16:30 pm and there will be no appointments, with entries taking place in order of arrival and limited to the capacity of each farol.

These initiatives to open up the lighthouses to the public aim to “provide visitors with the opportunity to learn about the history and importance of lighthouses for safe navigation and safeguarding human life at sea”, stresses the National Maritime Authority.