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The 5 most spectacular lighthouses to visit in Spain

29 May, 2024

For hundreds of years they have protected sailors and lit up the night. Today their usefulness is relative, but these unique buildings face the wind and the sea where they offer the best views. Jetcost has compiled five of these historic monuments in Spain whose beauty continues to amaze us.

5 spectacular lighthouses in Spain

  1. Tower of Hercules. La Coruña, Galicia. It is the only Roman lighthouse still in operation that still performs the same functions as when it was founded.

  2. Cabo de Gata lighthouse. Almería, Andalusia. Located in the heart of the Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park, this 18-metre-high lighthouse was built because of the numerous ships that wrecked on the Laja de Cabo reef.

  3. Formentor lighthouse. Mallorca, Balearic Islands It was one of the most difficult lighthouses (see image) on the islands to build precisely because of its location on the Formentor peninsula at 210 metres above sea level.

  4. Chipiona lighthouse. Cadiz, Andalusia. It is the tallest in Spain, at 69 metres from the base, and one of the tallest in Europe.

  5. Maspalomas lighthouse. Gran Canaria, Canary Islands. The beaches and dunes of Maspalomas are undoubtedly the most appreciated, visited and photographed of all the Canary Islands. The 55m high lighthouse was built in 1861.