Faro Castillo del Morro

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Faro Castillo del Morro
Lighthouse of El Morro.jpg
Lighthouse of the El Morro Castle (2006)
Faro Castillo del Morro is located in Cuba
Faro Castillo del Morro
Cuba
Location Havana
Cuba
Coordinates 23°09′01.4″N 82°21′26.3″W / 23.150389°N 82.357306°W / 23.150389; -82.357306Coordinates: 23°09′01.4″N 82°21′26.3″W / 23.150389°N 82.357306°W / 23.150389; -82.357306
Year first constructed 1764 (first)
1818 (second)
Year first lit 1845 (current)
Foundation 1764
Construction stone masonry tower
Tower shape culindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern unpainted stone tower, grey lantern
Height 25 metres (82 ft)
Focal height 44 metres (144 ft)
Characteristic Fl (2) W 15s.
Admiralty number J4857
NGA number 12580
ARLHS number CUB-009
Managing agent Parque Histórico Militar El Morro

Faro Castillo del Morro is a lighthouse located in Havana, Cuba. It was built in 1845 on the ramparts of the Castillo de los Tres Reyes Magos del Morro, an old fortress guarding the harbor of Havana. The lighthouse has a height of 25 metres (82 ft), a focal height of 44 metres (144 ft) and displays two white flashes every 15 seconds (Fl.(2) 15s).

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