La Marina Lighthouse

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La Marina Lighthouse
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La Marina Lighthouse
La Marina Lighthouse is located in Peru
La Marina Lighthouse
La Marina Lighthouse
Peru
Location Miraflores
Lima
Peru
Coordinates 12°07′25″S 77°02′24″W / 12.123722°S 77.040097°W / -12.123722; -77.040097Coordinates: 12°07′25″S 77°02′24″W / 12.123722°S 77.040097°W / -12.123722; -77.040097
Year first constructed 1900
Year first lit 1972 (relocated)
Foundation concrete
Construction metal tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with gallery and lantern
Markings / pattern blue navy painted with two white horizontal bands, blue lantern
Height 22 metres (72 ft)
Focal height 108 metres (354 ft)
Light source mains power
Range 18 nautical miles (33 km; 21 mi)
Admiralty number G2046
NGA number 111-0836
ARLHS number PER-010
Peru number PE-22166

La Marina Lighthouse (Spanish: Faro la Marina) is an active lighthouse set in parkland on high cliffs above the Pacific Ocean, in Miraflores a district of Lima, the capital of Peru. It is one of the most famous and visited lighthouses in the country.[1]

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The lighthouse was originally constructed in 1900 at Punta Coles, a headland near Ilo, but in 1973 it was dismantled and reconstructed in Miraflores.[1] It is situated in the appropriately named Parque el Faro, one of a number of popular parks above the cliffs in the city, which commemorates a century of Peruvian navigation.[2]

It consists of an 22 metres (72 ft) iron tower, with a gallery and lantern, painted a very dark blue, with two white bands.[1]

With a focal height of 108 metres (354 ft) above the sea, its light can be seen for 18 nautical miles, and consists of a pattern of three flashes of white light, over a period of fifteen seconds.[3][1]

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