Santa Maria Lighthouse on Culatra Island is under the responsibility of the Maritime Authority General Direction.
Its construction began in 1851 and the lighthouse underwent several works. Since then several additions were made to the structure being the systemed fully automated in 1997.
This is a coastal lighthouse: 46 meters of height and reach of 25 miles (46km). It is possible to visit the lighthouse throughout the year on Wednesdays, being this period extended during the summer season. The 220 steps leading to the top are challenging although totally worth it.
Rua da Comunidade Lusíada, 4-A, 8000-253 Faro, Portugal
Tel: (+351) 289 072 160
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