Aveiro Light

Aveiro Lighthouse, also known as Barra Lighthouse, is an active lighthouse in Praia da Barra, Ílhavo, Portugal. At a height of Шаблон:Convert it is the tallest in Portugal and one of the world's tallest. The lighthouse is located on the south side of the entrance to Ria de Aveiro, Ílhavo, on the atlantic coast of the Aveiro Region. The location is on a barrier beach, exposed to Atlantic Ocean storms.

The site is open, and the tower is open to the public by arrangement or every wednesday between 14h00 and 17h00.

History

The lighthouse was built between 1885 and 1893, opening in 1893. The original power source was petrol.

The site originally also had a fog signal, originating from a separate building. The fog signal building was swept away in a storm in 1935. Since then, sea walls have been built to protect the lighthouse.

3rd order Fresnel lens were installed in 1937.

The light was electrified in 1950, originally with a 3000W lamp that was later replaced by a 1000W one.

In 1958 an elevator was installed.

The light was automated in 1990.

Construction

The round stone tower rises from a 2-story lighthouse keeper's house. The light is displayed at Шаблон:Convert.

The spiral stairway comprises 271 stone steps followed by 20 metal steps. The elevator rises through the middle of the spiral stairway.

See also

  • List of tallest lighthouses in the world
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Helen K
1 August 2019
Good to visit onWednesday can get in but not for the faint hearted as lots of steps up to top of lighthouse.
Carlos Garijo
29 August 2013
Free to visit every Wednesday in he afternoon. A great visit. And lovely sights from the top.
José Almeida
14 September 2012
Great view!
Igor Andrade
21 June 2018
Local muito lindo. Adorei passear por este local. Existe ainda a opção do comércio a volta.
Marco Costa
5 August 2015
Farol mais bonito de Portugal... Um dos maiores da Europa... Visita obrigatória.
Jeremias Pestana
6 November 2013
Genial venir fuera de temporada porque te dan una atencion super personalizada. Te prenden el Faro y te explican muchas cosas.
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