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Name: La Coruña Light  

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Also known as: Torre de Hércules

Also known as: Tower of Hercules

Nearest Town or City:
La Coruña (A Coruña), , Spain

Location: Parque de la Torre, between the Cove of Orzan and the Artabro Gulf, Galicia, northwest Spain.

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Photo: Carl Nelson

Managing Organization:
Concello de A Coruña


This is the world's oldest working lighthouse. It was renovated and altered in 1682 and again in 1778. It is the only Roman lighthouse in working order.

Tower Height: 161

Height of Focal Plane: 348

Characteristic and Range: Four white flashes every 20 seconds, visible for 23 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Square stone tower, upper part octagonal.

This light is operational

Date Established: about 200 A.D.

Fog Signal: Automatic siren.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation, museum.

Open To Public? Yes.

The lighthouse is open year-round; hours vary seasonally. For more information call 981.22.37.30.


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