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Farol de Vila Real de Santo António (Vila Real Santo António Lighthouse)

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Farol de Vila Real de Santo António (Vila Real Santo António Lighthouse)

Vila Real de Santo António

Built in 1923, Vila Real de Santo António Lighthouse replaced the earlier “Farolinho de ferro” (“Little Iron Lighthouse”). The circular tower stands 40 metres high. Initially, the light beam was obtained through the incandescence of oil vapour but by 1927 the lighthouse had been electrified using generator engines and was connected to the public grid in 1947. A lift up to the tower was installed in 1960 and in 1989 the lighthouse was fully automated, although lighthouse keepers are still required today to ensure it functions properly.

Contacts

  • Vila Real de Santo António

  • Vila Real de Santo António

  • 281 512 035 (Vila Real de Santo António harbourmaster’s office)

Characteristics

  • Cultural Heritage

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May be visited. Advance booking required.

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