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Cabo Trafalgar, Los Canos de Meca
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Cape Trafalgar is a headland in the Province of Cádiz in the south-west of Spain. The 1805 naval Battle of Trafalgar, in which the Royal Navy decisively defeated Napoleon's combined Spanish and French fleet, took place off the cape.It lies on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, northwest of the Strait of Gibraltar at 36°10'58"N, 6°2'2"W. The International Hydrographic Organization defines the Western limit of the strait as a line that joins Cape Trafalgar to the North to Cape Spartel to the south.The most prominent structure on the cape is a 34-metre-high lighthouse (51 metres above sea level), the faro de Cabo Trafalgar, built in 1860.EtymologyThe name is of Arabic origin, corresponding possibly to Taraf al-Gharb (طرف الغرب 'cape of the west') or Taraf al-Ghar (طرف الغار 'cape of the cave/laurel').In both cases, taraf (طرف) literally means 'edge' or 'extremity' and hence refers to a promontory (edge of the land).In modern Arabic, however, the place is sometimes re-transcribed as al-Taraf al-Aghar (الطرف الأغر).
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  • A beautiful headland, about two miles from Los Canos de Meca. A peaceful, rustic beach with amazing views. At the end you get to see the historic Trafalgar Lighthouse. So worth the walk. Then lots of ...  more »
  • A picture of a location beautiful beaches and cliffs rock formations. and that in Europe! Recommended to visit/verblijven.
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  • In addition to a wild and historic land (battle of Trafalgar) the climate is particularly mild. More than 300 days of sunshine per year, very hot in summer, mild winter. There are still air. It blows slightly or very hard, breath is regular as a fan... Textile or naturist, regardless of the beaches are huge... To do the detour if you go there. Walk to the lighthouse (400 m). Summer or winter, it's very beautiful...
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  • Charming place... gives equal the time of year that you go to the nearby... has different activities to do.
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