Opening of lighthouses to the public are “a great success” in Lagoa and Faro
The project, which opens two lighthouses in the Algarve to the public throughout the months of July and August “has been a success” in attracting visitors.
The lighthouses of Alfanzina, in Lagoa, and Cabo de Santa Maria, at the core of Faro’s Ilha da Culatra, have been open to the public since July, under a protocol signed jointly by the Councils of the two municipalities, the National Maritime Authority (NMA), the Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth (PISY) and local associations.
Both locations have been open every day, except on Mondays, thanks to the young volunteers involved in the project, and will continue to be open until August 30th.
Yesterday, Luís Encarnação, Mayor of Lagoa, Custódio Moreno, Regional Director of PISY and Cortes Lopes, Head of the Southern Maritime Department, visited the Alfanzina lighthouse, to monitor the implementation of the collaborative protocol signed on July 1st of this year.
“The project has been a success and in the first month alone the number of visitors to the Alfanzina lighthouse was already 1300, which means an increase of about 20% over the same period last year,” said the NMA.