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  • Address: Praia da Barra, Barra, Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
  • Hours: Open daily

Perched proudly at the end of the Barra peninsula and housed inside an ancient Portuguese fort, Barra Lighthouse (Farol da Barra) is a prime spot to view the spectacular sunsets and views across All Saints Bay (Todos os Santos).

Explore inside the lighthouse and you’ll find a small museum filled with maps, charts and artifacts – many of which were recovered from sunken European galleons that plied the seas transporting goods and slaves during the colonial days.

Admire the splendid fort (Forte de Santo Antônio da Barra), built in 1534 to defend the capital from indigenous and Dutch advances, then lie back against its old stone walls to take in the sunset over the bay.


Practical Info

Barra is a popular beachside neighbourhood just south of the city center. You’ll find many hotels here and Barra’s restaurants and bars are a great place to hang out and party with the locals.

Barra Lighthouse is on Salvador's southwestern tip. Catch the Barra or Via Orl bus to Barra. 


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