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Barra Lighthouse

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.


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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. 


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

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Transfer between Salvador Airport and Praia do Forte by Bahia Top Turismo

Quality service, immediate departure upon arrival, no need to wait for other customers, trained drivers with mandatory defensive driving course and passenger driving!
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Private City Tour of Salvador da Bahia

Salvador da Bahia, with its historic city center and beautiful beaches, is a vibrant city of 3 million people. Make sure you don’t miss any of the highlights—Pelorinho, Igreja do Bomfim, Mercado Model, and Barra Lighthouse—with this private tour of the Bahia capital. Your own private guide, a local from Salvador, can offer insider tips on what to see and where to eat during the rest of your trip.
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Horseback Riding

Luxury private Salvador Tour your party only

Spend a great time in Salvador da Bahia , privat custom made tour just for you and your personal Interest.Special comfortable and exclusiv tour with a perfect overview of Salvador da Bahia.  Just fpr your party. You privat guide and driver in an air conditioned car. And a guided walking tour through oldtown, we will show you this fantastic city from a local kind of view. Normally we leave around 9 am and return by 1 pm; however, the duration and departure times are subject to your personal needs and wishes . You will visit all the main attractions of Salvador, including the old town's historical center, the Pelorinho, the elevator lacerda, an art-deco elevator that connects the lower to the upper part of Salvador. Lunch is of course a typical baian dish already included.
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We show you around and are guiding just you. See Salvador da  Bahia with an insider that knows his way around. Take a private car and walking tour the way you like to experience the city.You will visit all the main attractions of Salvador, including the old town's historical center, the Pelorinho, and the peninsula of Itapagipe with it´s amazing church, Igreja do Bomfim, lighthouse, and Fort Monte Serrat. You will stop here for a refreshing coconut water. Then you will drive over to the heart of the city, the old-town, where you park the car in the lower part of the town and then take the elevator lacerda, an art-deco elevator that connects the lower to the upper part of Salvador. Once in the upper part of the city, you will take a walking tour of the the main churches and important buildings. After that, it's down on the train to the Mercado Modelo where you will enjoy a fantastic Bahian lunch (own expense) with stunning views over the harbor.
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Full Day City Tour Salvador by TCH Receptivo

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