El Faro de Cabo de Palos, Cabo de Palos

Standing tall on a rocky hilltop above the town of Cabo de Palos, 81 m (265 ft) above sea level, El Faro de Cabo de Palos serves as a symbol of the city and the cape itself. Originally designed as a watchtower to help fend off pirate attacks, the lighthouse in its present form dates from 1864. Observe the tower’s flashing signal light, which lights up every ten seconds, as you admire its stone facade and elegant construction. While the lighthouse itself does not have any other facilities, the surrounding town is home to many restaurants specializing in Spanish seafood dishes. Although the lighthouse itself is not open to the public, there is a parking lot at the base of the tower from which you can marvel at the panoramic ocean views. Add El Faro de Cabo de Palos and other attractions to your Cabo de Palos trip itinerary using our Cabo de Palos itinerary planner.
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  • Visited the lighthouse with my family one morning. A decent walk, stunning views on either side and a good way to wind down. Spotted quite a few small jellyfish and hence next time took our aqua shoes...  more »
  • One more lighthouse in a very beautiful environment. Better travel is area outside the summer season because of the large influx of people
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  • A super day or weekend to spend time enjoying Cabo de Palos. A fabulous coastal town. Nice beaches , restaurants, great walk's, and lots of water activities.
  • Really cool story behind the lighthouse. Glad we got a chance to go up.
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