Senhora Da Luz

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The Lady of Light (“Farol da Senhora da Luz,” in Portuguese,) was the first lighthouse on the coast of Portugal, constructed in 1758. It is a two story hexagonal building, on the grounds of the Chapel of the Lady of Light.

Built on a granite outcrop on the “Mount of Light,” where its green lantern was protected from storms and waves, the Lady of Light guided ships to port for hundreds of years. In 1945, the lighthouse was retired, replaced by the modernized Felgueiras Lighthouse.

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