Maspalomas Lighthouse

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Maspalomas Lighthouse
GC Faro de Maspalomas R06.jpg
Maspalomas Lighthouse is located in Canary Islands
Maspalomas Lighthouse
Canary Islands
Gran Canaria
Canary Islands
Coordinates27°44′06″N 15°35′56″W / 27.735121°N 15.598934°W / 27.735121; -15.598934Coordinates: 27°44′06″N 15°35′56″W / 27.735121°N 15.598934°W / 27.735121; -15.598934
Year first constructed1890
Automated1876 Edit this on Wikidata
Constructionstone tower
Tower shapecylindrical
Tower height56 metres (184 ft)
Focal height60 metres (200 ft)
Range19 nautical miles (35 km; 22 mi)
CharacteristicFl (1+2) W 13s.
Admiralty numberD2814
NGA number24012
ARLHS numberCAI-018
Spain numberES-12520
Managing agentAutoridad Portuaria de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria[1]
HeritageBien de Interés Cultural Edit this on Wikidata

The Maspalomas Lighthouse (Spanish: Faro de Maspalomas) is an active 19th century lighthouse at the southern end of the Spanish island of Gran Canaria, in the Canary archipelago. It lies at one end of the Maspalomas beach, 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) south of the resort town centre, next to the area known as the Maspalomas Dunes.[2]

The lighthouse is a distinctive landmark in the resort, and is the tallest masonry lighthouse in the Canaries at 56 m (184 ft), being superseded only by the more modern 59 m (194 ft) concrete Morro Jable lighthouse on Fuerteventura.[2][3]

With a focal height of 60 m (197 ft) above the sea, its light can be seen for 19 nautical miles, and consists of a pattern of three flashes of white light, over a period of thirteen seconds.[2][4]

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  1. ^ Maspalomas Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 29 March 2016
  2. ^ a b c Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Spain: Canary Islands". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Maspalomas". Gran Canaria Beaches. Archived from the original on 6 November 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Las Palmas –Faro Maspalomas". History of the Lighthouses (in Spanish). Puertos del Estado. Archived from the original on 29 September 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2014.

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