Publicado em 20/09/2011 12:44 Atualizado em 20/09/2011 12:46

7 most charming lighthouses in Brazil

Check out seven of the most charming lighthouses that you can find in the Brazilian coast.

There are several lighthouses along the Brazilian coast that in addition to further beautify the coast of this huge country, is essential as a guide for vessels that go on the nights in the oceans. Meet some of the most charming lighthouses along the existing more than 8,000 kilometers of the Brazilian coast.

Abrolhos Lighthouse

Abrolhos Lighthouse
Abrolhos Lighthouse

The Abrolhos Lighthouse is located at the Brazilian State of Bahia. It is fixed at the top of Santa Barbara Island, the largest island of the Abrolhos Archipelago, included in the Abrolhos National Marine Park. This is one of the most powerful maritime lighthouses in the world, surpassed in scope only by the lighthouse air Tetuan (airport Sania Ranel) in Morocco, with 54 nautical miles of range

Barra Lighthouse

Barra Lighthouse
Barra Lighthouse

Barra Lighthouse or Santo Antônio is located at the tip of the old standard, current Ponta de Santo Antônio, Salvador, on the coast of Bahia, Brazil. In the seventeenth century, the port of Salvador was one of the busiest and most important of the continent, and had to assist vessels that arrived at the Bay of All Saints in search of brazilian wood and other wood-in-law, sugar, cotton, tobacco and other items, to supply the European consumer market.

Humaitá Lighthouse

Humaitá Lighthouse
Humaitá Lighthouse

Another Lighthouse form the Bay of All Saints. This is small - should take about four feet tall - and is on the tip of Humaita, before the Church of Our Lady of Mont Serrat, close to the Ribeira district. As in the Barra Lighthouse, here too is filled with people to watch the sunsets by. It was built in 1935 to guide vessels at the southern end of Peninsula Itapagipe. Today is a monument that graces the historic site of Humaitá quite frequented by tourists and residents of the neighborhood. It measures 10 meters high and luminous range of 11 nautical miles, assisting vessels seeking port as Aratu and Ponta da Lage.

Itapuã Lighthouse

Itapuã Lighthouse
Itapuã Lighthouse

The lighthouse or beacon Itapuã Tip Itapuã is a lighthouse in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Is located on the beach of Itapuã, about 23 km (14 mi) northeast of the lighthouse of Barra. In 1873, about Piraboca Stone, Engineer Zozimo Barrozo built, sand banks to signal there, and direct sea transport of Salvador, with a lighthouse 21 meters high, originally painted purple land that was emitting a steady light white thus facilitating the navigation of vessels coming from far away. Displays the form of a tower, all in cast iron. In 1939 came to be painted in horizontal bands of white and orange, and in 1950, his painting was again changed to white and red, colors that still holds today.

Cabo Branco Lighthouse

Cabo Branco Lighthouse
Cabo Branco Lighthouse

The Cabo Branco (White Cape) Lighthouse is located on the cliffs of Cabo Branco, district of the same name, in João Pessoa, Paraíba, Brazil. It lies about 800 meters north of the Ponta do Seixas, the easternmost point of the continental Brazil. It is one of the most important and visited the capital of Paraíba postcards.

Praia do Forte (Strong Beach) Lighthouse

Praia do Forte (Strong Beach) Lighthouse
Strong Beach Lighthouse

For more than three and a half centuries, the only notable building of Praia do Forte, in Bahia (a beach today, full of tourists), was a medieval-style castle, built in 1551 by Garcia d'Avila of a storekeeper farm of the expedition of Thomas de Souza. The castle was situated on top of a hill, its tower was visible from a distance of 19 nautical miles In 1916, while preserving its 12 miles of beach, the lighthouse Garcia d'Avila was erected. In terms of architectural model, people chose a tower Mitchell, the most used at the time, as well as the most appropriate to the local soil.

Morro de São Paulo Lighthouse

Morro de São Paulo Lighthouse
Morro de São Paulo Lighthouse

The Lighthouse of the Morro de São Paulo had the beginning of his works in 1848, but his finish was only in 1855. For this time, it was the most modern of the coast of Brazil. It is the lighthouse that we can see from above the village of Morro de São Paulo, its narrow streets and beaches with crystal clear waters and palm trees. This is the most beautiful postcards of Morro de Sao Paulo. The sailors have it as a reference point if the goal is to reach the archipelago of Tinharé. In addition to having been part of the side with your viewpoint of the defensive group of Dutch invasions of the time and thus protecting both the whole archipelago and the Bay of All Saints.


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