Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum, Cascais

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The Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum, located in the bay of Cascais, near Lisbon, has been converted to the first museum dedicated to Portuguese coastal lighthouses, adding another tourist attraction to the village of Cascais.

The Santa Marta Lighthouse Museum, located in the bay of Cascais, near Lisbon, has been converted to the first museum dedicated to Portuguese coastal lighthouses, adding another tourist attraction to the village of Cascais.

Adjacent to the lighthouse, are the ruins of the 17th century – Forte De Santa Marta – that was used for maritime defense. The new building has the aim of restoring an original “wall”, where four volumes and the lighthouse are emerging. The new proposed spaces are “excavated” in this “inhabited wall”.

The lighthouse building maintains its function; the other four original volumes are used as exhibition areas, and the “inhabited wall” hosts service areas. This last zone was the place where the lighthouse keepers lived.
There you can have different view to the ocean due the relation with the different parts of the building, the upper platform offers a wide view of the ocean while the lower one is surrounded by a scenery of rock formations.
I think it can be a nice place to visit when you are in Lisbon and want to know more in the surrounding areas.

written by sofi-a on 2010-06-10 #places #architecture #cascais #portugal #location #holga #santa-marta-lighthouse-museum

4 Comments

  1. jaalvarez
    jaalvarez ·

    Eu gosto muito dos faros ...
    Eu gosto muito de Protugal ...
    Eu gosto muito desta location !!! Parabens !!!

  2. photohuggers
    photohuggers ·

    very nice! I usually cycle from Cascais to Guincho and pass near this place but never went inside! Maybe the next time!

  3. afd_lsi
    afd_lsi ·

    Great location. and a really nice place!

  4. sofi-a
    sofi-a ·

    Obrigada!

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