Faro Cabo de palos, Cabo de Palos

#1 of 22 in Historic Sites in Municipality of Cartagena
Must see · Lighthouse · Landmark
Standing tall on a rocky hilltop above the town of Cabo de Palos, 81 m (265 ft) above sea level, Faro 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 Faro Cabo de palos and other attractions to your Cabo de Palos trip itinerary using our Cabo de Palos itinerary planner.
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  • Stands high above town giving a perfect view of the area - a beautiful walk along the cliff top edging over the sea  more »
  • If you are driving a distance to see the lighthouse, I would not personally bother. However, if you are not far from here, it's a beautifil lookout point with very attractive vistas, a place for a...  more »
  • Great view and the place is nice to visit both by day and night. There is a kind of hidden beach beneath the lighthouse. Great place for a walk.
  • Amazing place to visit during the night and just listen to the ocean waves
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