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Farol de Goncalo Velho

Bairro Santo Espirito, Vila do Porto, Santa Maria 9580-418, Portugal
+351 296 884 252
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One of the islands little Gem.

Due to its location on the island on can see far over the ocean and some nice views of the island... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2018
JenniferFreitas
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Toronto, Canada
via mobile
farol

to see from afar or from inside one cannot come to the island without visiting or seeing at a... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2017
drchrysc
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lomba da maia
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Bairro Santo Espirito, Vila do Porto, Santa Maria 9580-418, Portugal
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+351 296 884 252
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Due to its location on the island on can see far over the ocean and some nice views of the island and it's beautiful nature scenery. It was a cool experience for me and enjoyed speaking to the last that lives there and maintains the...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

to see from afar or from inside one cannot come to the island without visiting or seeing at a distance this landmark with extraordinary landscape views and scenery

Thank drchrysc
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

It did not appear that you could enter the light house as someone lives here. However the view of Maia from here and the terraces is spectacular. You can also hike down a well kept path to some old ruins that appeared to me were...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2017

Awesome lighthouse! It looks like you may be able to drive down, but the road is VERY narrow. It's a bit of a hike, but the views are really great. You can also visit the old whaling station while you are there. We were told...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2017

For people looking forward to see a light house its a good experience because the view is very nice and you have to walk a bit to the sort of foreland.

Thank VitorDuro
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Must stop at the belvedere and then walk for a wile. Enjoy the fantastic Ocean and land views. On the way to the lighthouse you can turn to see the former "Whales factory". Attached photo shows the view from stop point.

1  Thank José F
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

Arrived to the location by Taxi. The driver kindly waited for us while we walked up to the lighthouse to take photos. This place is somewhere you must visit if you go to Santa Maria.

Thank luke g
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

The location of this lighthouse is absolutly beautiful and it is a must visit but it is run by the portugese military and when we visited there were no open/closed signs or hours posted but there was a key in the door.I looked in the...More

Thank scitchie
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Reviewed 27 January 2016

Magic place, difficult to put it in words, just enjoy the environment, the view, the sound of this immense sea...

Thank Fefe S
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Reviewed 7 September 2015

OMG what an experience ,I love the smell of the Ocean and that is all around, the water so clear you I could almost see the bottom of the Ocean..

Thank Maria V
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