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Santa Marta Lighthouse

Museums, History
Museu, Cascais, Farol de Santa Marta
©Duarte Drago Farol de Santa Marta

Time Out says

The Santa Marta Lighthouse, which is still an active aid to navigation, was completely restored by the Portuguese architects Francisco and Manuel Aires Mateus in 2007. Outside there is a grand terrace facing the sea that you can visit for free; however, it is inside, in the old keeper’s house, that you can learn more about the place. In the first area there are some objects related to Portuguese lighthouses, such as Fresnel lenses, which were created especially for lighthouses, then in the second area you can read a description of the daily life of a lighthouse keeper, and a keeper’s diary. To learn even more, spend 15 minutes watching the film about Portuguese lighthouses. In 2020 a new terrace cafe, Lusophonica, opened with its own radio station.


Address: Rua do Farol de Santa Marta
Opening hours: No appointment: Wed-Fri 11am-noon, 4º Sat of each month (March to September) 11am-1pm
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