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With its imposing lighthouse, one of the highest in Europe, Barra beach is one of the most sought after in the region of Aveiro.
The Lighthouse Bar is the largest lighthouse in Portugal and is located on the beach of Barra in the city of Aveiro in Aveiro district
Was, at the time of its construction, the sixth largest in the world constructed in stone masonry and continue to be currently the second largest in the Iberian Peninsula and is included in the 26 largest lighthouse in the world.
The interior staircase consists of 271 stone steps and snail-shaped
The lighthouse became operational in 1893, consisting of a 62 meters high and 66 meters high tower.
In 1936 the lighthouse was electrified by assembling sets.
In 1948 a beacon was installed.
In 1950 has been linked to the mains power distribution in 1958 was fitted with a lift for access to the tower access tower was automated in 1990.
The current luminous range under normal atmospheric transparency is 23 nautical miles, about 43 kilometers.

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