Punta de Teno Lighthouse
Punta de Teno Lighthouse
Buenavista del Norte|
|Year first constructed||1897 (first)|
|Year first lit||1976 (current)|
concrete tower (current)|
stone tower (first)
|Tower shape||cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern|
|Markings / pattern||
tower with red and white bands (current)|
unpainted tower (first)
20 metres (66 ft) (current)|
8 metres (26 ft) (first)
|Focal height||60 metres (200 ft)|
|Light source||solar power|
|Range||18 nautical miles (33 km; 21 mi)|
|Characteristic||Fl (2+1) W 20s.|
|Managing agent||Autoridad Portuaria de Santa Cruz de Tenerife|
The Punta de Teno Lighthouse (Spanish: Faro de Punta de Teno) is an active lighthouse in the municipality of Buenavista del Norte on the Canary Island of Tenerife. The current lighthouse was the second to be constructed on the narrow rocky headland of Punta de Teno, which is the most westerly point on the island. It is one of seven lighthouses which mark the coastline of Tenerife, and lies between the Punta Rasca lighthouse to the southeast, and the modern lighthouse of Buenavista to the northeast.
The first lighthouse was completed in 1897, as part of the first maritime lighting plan for the Canaries. Built in a similar style to other Canarian 19th century lights, it consists of a white washed single storey building, with dark volcanic rock used for the masonry detailing. The light was shown from a lantern room at the top of an eight metre high masonry tower, attached to the seaward side of the house, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. It remained in service until it was replaced in the 1970s by the new modern tower.
The new lighthouse, which was built adjacent to the original building first entered service in 1978. It consists of a 20m high cylinder-shaped tower, which is white with red bands, that supports twin galleries and a lantern with a white cupola. The design is similar to the new tower of Fuencaliente Lighthouse on La Palma.
The lighthouse is maintained by the Port authority of the Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. It is registered under the international Admiralty number D2832 and has the NGA identifier of 113-23840. 
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