The adventure of Portugal's lighthouses began in the 16th century, with Portuguese navigators, and their function for centuries was to illuminate the return home of those who were at sea. With many stories behind them and a long life, these monuments arouse a lot of curiosity and fascination. Some are still active and are home to families of lighthouse keepers and others are just a symbol of the past and a pilgrimage destination, as their location, on high points and with incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean, in itself, is already a strong enough reason for a visit. Join All About Portugal on this expedition along the Portuguese coast from north to south, including islands, through 30 lighthouses of Portugal.