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FARO DE CABO DE PALOS

Why don't you worship a few monuments? In order to enjoy one of these wonders to the full, just stand in front of it and confirm its excellent state of preservation.
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Faro de Cabo de Palos

MONUMENTS

LA MANGA DEL MAR MENOR

Cabo de Palos
30380 LA MANGA DEL MAR MENOR

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INFORMATION

The lighthouse of Cabo de Palos is located on an approximately 400 meters-wide small peninsula in the municipality of Cartagena.

Back in its time, there was a watchtower where the lighthouse is currently located.

The simple structure is defined by its surveillance function as well as the lighthouse-keepers school which was housed in its base. The construction started in 1863 and the lighthouse was first lit on the 31st January, 1865. The building rises 30 meters above sea level, according to Leonardo de Tejada's project. Ashlar stones brought in from a quarry located in the town of Sabinar were used as building material.

It has a prism-shaped base of 20 meters on each side and 14 meters high with rusticated edges. In the middle of the base, above an octagonal shaped pedestal rises the 54 meters high tower. It adopts the form of a Tuscan order column and its capital consists of various corbels that hold up a circular cornice with an openwork parapet in a shape of a balustrade. Above, there is a cylindrical tower where the lantern is built in.

Nowadays, it has a beacon with a range of 24 miles.

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Faro de Cabo de Palos
IN LA MANGA DEL MAR MENOR
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