Porchat Island Lookout Point near Santos, Brazil

The southern coastline of Santos is literally defined by sand and a very long row of high-rise apartments, condos and hotels … all facing the Bay of Santos. A great way to get a bird’s-eye-view of this expansive seascape is from the top of Porchat Island in São Vicente. The spade-shaped canopy is the Oscar Niemeyer Lookout (mirante in Portugese). The observation point is named for the Brazilian architect who designed it. A monument here celebrates the quincentennial of Brazil.

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Monumento Niemeyer, Alameda Ari Barroso - Ilha Porchat, São Vicente - SP, 11320-400, Brazil

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