Aveiro Lighthouse


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Aveiro Lighthouse

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Typologies: Points of interest | Places
Categories: Lighthouses and Ports

Description

The largest lighthouse in Portugal and the second largest in the Iberian Peninsula, Aveiro Lighthouse (or Barra) is located in Praia da Barra, in Gafanha da Nazaré. With a luminous range of about 43 kilometres, it consists of a cone-shaped tower with white and red stripes and several outbuildings. It was built in the late nineteenth century.

The Lighthouse of Praia da Barra, also known as the Aveiro Lighthouse (Portuguese: Farol de Aveiro/Farol da Praia da Barra), is an active lighthouse in the civil parish of Gafanha da Nazaré, municipality of Ílhavo, in the Portuguese district of Aveiro. Situated on the coastal Praia da Barra, at the southern margin of the Ria de Aveiro, it is the tallest lighthouse in Portugal, with a height of 203 feet (62 m) overseeing the barrier beach and exposed to Atlantic storms. It is open to the public and visits are held on Wednesdays from 14:00 to 17:00.

Source: Wikipedia

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