Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, Burgos

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#4 of 10 in Historic Sites in Ilocos Norte Province
Cape Bojeador Lighthouse, also known as Burgos Lighthouse, is a cultural heritage structure in Burgos, Ilocos Norte, that was established during the Spanish Colonial period in the Philippines. It was first lit on March 30, 1892, and is set high on Vigia de Nagpartian Hill overlooking the scenic Cape Bojeador where early galleons used to sail by. After over 100 years, it still functions as a welcoming beacon to the international ships that enter the Philippine Archipelago from the north and guide them safely away from the rocky coast of the town.The light marks the northwestern-most point in Luzon. The northeastern-most being Cape EngaƱo Lighthouse on Palaui Island, Santa Ana, Cagayan.The 66ft octagonal stone tower, the most prominent structure in the vicinity, can be seen from as far away as Pasuquin town in the south and Bangui on the east on a clear day. Contrary to popular belief, it is not the highest-elevated nor tallest lighthouse in the Philippines. But the highest elevated still original and active Spanish era lighthouse in the country. Corregidor Lighthouse is higher at over, and among the Spanish Colonial lighthouses, the tower of Cape Melville Lighthouse is the tallest at. In Mindoro Strait, the recently erected modern tower at the Apo Reef Light Station rises to a height of.
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  • September 24, 2017
    The lighthouse is beautiful and is a perfect example of Spanish colonial architecture. The place is very well-maintained and boasts of furniture from the late 19th century and early 20th century. It's...  more »
  • September 20, 2017
    Nice to see a piece of heritage well preserved. The view from the foot of the lighthouse is just beautiful. Its just sad that you don't get to climb up the winding stairs to the top of the lighthouse ...  more »
  • September 8, 2017
    Worth the legs and joint pains! Climbing the stairs terrified me haha, but it was worth the sweat and pain. The view was amazing!  more »
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  • March 4, 2017
    A really storied building dating back from the Spanish times. Allegedly haunted. Sweeping views of the West Philippine Sea coast as well as a big swath of Ilocos Norte. Souveneirs available upon parking. A must stop on the way to Pagudpud from Laoag.

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