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El Faro de Cabo de Palos, La Manga del Mar Menor
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Standing tall on a rocky hilltop above the town of Cabo de Palos, 81 m (265 ft) above sea level, El Faro de Cabo de Palos serves as a symbol of the city and the cape itself. Originally designed as a watchtower to help fend off pirate attacks, the lighthouse in its present form dates from 1864. Observe the tower’s flashing signal light, which lights up every ten seconds, as you admire its stone facade and elegant construction. While the lighthouse itself does not have any other facilities, the surrounding town is home to many restaurants specializing in Spanish seafood dishes. Although the lighthouse itself is not open to the public, there is a parking lot at the base of the tower from which you can marvel at the panoramic ocean views. Arrange your visit to El Faro de Cabo de Palos and discover more family-friendly attractions in La Manga del Mar Menor using our La Manga del Mar Menor vacation builder.
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  • You can climb to the area of construction of the lighthouse, nice views, but they do not let you enter the own lighthouse
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  • One of the best headlights prettiest and best care I think there are along the coast of the Spanish coast.
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  • It has beautiful views but the environment is very neglected much weed, is worth going along the promenade along the beach
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  • It was built by order of King Carlos I, to protect to the city by the attacks of pirates, also has a spectacular view, and a fantastic sunset.
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  • A beautiful lighthouse, in perfect condition. Great location and views. It is not 5-star for not being able to visit inside.
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  • Obliged to visit him
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  • A place full of beautiful views fantastic
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  • Are very well a few coves that there are around to snorkel
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