Farol da Ponta de São Lourenço

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Farol da Ponta de São Lourenço
The lighthouse seen from the north-west
Farol da Ponta de São Lourenço is located in Madeira
Farol da Ponta de São Lourenço
Portugal Madeira
LocationSão Lourenço Islet
Coordinates32°43′47.77″N 16°39′25.14″W / 32.7299361°N 16.6569833°W / 32.7299361; -16.6569833Coordinates: 32°43′47.77″N 16°39′25.14″W / 32.7299361°N 16.6569833°W / 32.7299361; -16.6569833
Year first constructed1870
Constructionstone tower
Tower shapeoctagonal tower with balcony and lantern rising from one-story keeper's house
Markings / patternunpainted dark and light stone tower, red lantern
Tower height10 metres (33 ft)
Focal height103 metres (338 ft)
Current lens400 mm acrylic lens
Light sourcemains power
CharacteristicFl W 5s.
Admiralty numberD2726
NGA number23740
ARLHS numberMAD-004[1]

The Farol da Ponta de São Lourenço is a lighthouse located on the islet of São Lourenço, marking the extreme east of Madeira Island, Portugal.

The lighthouse was built in 1870 on top of a small extinct volcano and has a focal point of 103 metres. It is the oldest lighthouse in Madeira.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ São Lourenço The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved March 17, 2016
  2. ^ Rowlett, Russ. Lighthouses of Portugal: Madeira. The Lighthouse Directory.