It is the northernmost lighthouse of all those located on the Iberian Peninsula.
It is located on a plateau called Ventureiro, on a mound that extends into the so-called “Punta de la Estaca de Bares”, from which the imaginary border where the Atlantic Ocean and the Cantabrian Sea meet.
The tower has a height of 10 meters; the light from the lighthouse has a range of 25 nautical miles and has been in operation since September 1, 1850. In 1939 a radio beacon was installed.
Since 1993 it depends on the Port Authority of Ferrol – San Cibrao. Open for public 24 hours.
Spain’s northernmost point has a GPS coordinate of 43°47′N 7°41′W.
How to get to?
The nearest airport is A Coruna (LCG).
From A Coruña 1 hr 41 min (120 km) via AP-9
From Santiago de Compostela 2 hr 5 min (163 km) via AP-9
From Madrid 6 hr 17 min (622 km) via A-6
Address: Lugar Faro Estaca Bares, 1, 15337 Manón, A Coruña, Spain
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