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Climb The Stairs For A Great View

Old, historic light house built in 1881 with great view if you climb the stairs. There is no cost... read more

Reviewed June 22, 2018
Los Angeles, California
Dilapidated but therefore photogenic and offering great views

A great point from which to get some shots of the city (and the sea, of course), this place makes... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2018
Tallinn, Estonia
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Ponta Termosa, Praia, Santiago, Cape Verde
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Reviewed June 22, 2018

Old, historic light house built in 1881 with great view if you climb the stairs. There is no cost. However, the very friendly security guard should be given a tip.

Thank TravelinAlan
Reviewed May 28, 2018

A great point from which to get some shots of the city (and the sea, of course), this place makes for a great stroll from the Plateau or the centre. The church complex just before it on the right-hand side has some interesting features, too.

Thank phutty
Reviewed May 15, 2018

The groundskeeper is a very nice guy and we chatted for about half an hour or so about the history of the lighthouse, his background and family, etc. The view from the top is amazing.

Thank rk144
Reviewed March 23, 2018

My daughter took us here and it was well worth the walk. This lighthouse is incredible and the person who gave us the tour was amazing. He gave us some history and told us about his plans for renovating the lighthouse. Beautiful, but scary being...More

Thank hardenl2016
Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

The lighthouse gives nice views when you are on top. The guy living there shows you around a little bit and can tell you some of it's history.

Thank Willem H
Reviewed March 11, 2018

We were taken to the top by the kind and helpful security guard George. Not much to see in the lighthouse itself - we understand they are working on it to make it a museum. Free at the moment - just sign George's visitors book

Thank Janet M
Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

Went here as we were close and it’s top Trip Advisor billing of things to do in Praia. It is a small slightly run down lighthouse at the end of the road. On arrival we were outside taking photos and the keeper gesticulated to us...More

Thank David A
Reviewed February 8, 2018

There is little to see here, other than the bay and port of Praia. The strong, dusty, cold wind makes it unpleasant. The very rocky coast line, full of wild-looking basalt boulders is a bit spooky.

Thank UD K
Reviewed January 15, 2018

We walked along to the lighthouse and met the keeper who offered to take us up to the light. A steep climb up a winding staircase but what a lovely view when you get there. The guy is very friendly and will give you lots...More

Thank ColchesterSleeper
Reviewed January 14, 2018

Nice place to see, a bit run-down, but nice view over the bay and the harbour. As we stayed in a hotel nearby, we walked there.

Thank Peter F
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