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Punta de Estaca de Bares is the northernmost point of the Iberian Peninsula, at a latitude of 43° 47′ 38″ North. It is located in Galicia. Conventionally, it marks the western end of the Cantabrian Sea, or Bay of Biscay, in the North Atlantic ocean.The peninsula of Estaca de Bares penetrates considerably into the Atlantic Ocean and the Cantabrian Sea, and as a result it is one of the rainiest places in Europe, with more than 2500 mm a year (a Temperate rain forest. These special weather conditions have created over the centuries a unique ecosystem and biodiversity which have made it possible for this area to be declared an Area of National Natural Interest.The history of Estaca de Bares Point is very rich. The ruins of the Phoenician Salt Fish Factory and the Phoenician Port are open to visitors. There is a lighthouse that was constructed in 1850 and still works to this day, under the administration of the Captain of the Port of Ferrol, Spain. There is also a bird sanctuary, ruins of molinas (grain mills) and abandoned military bases located here.There is currently an abandoned military site there. It was first operated by the US Coast Guard beginning in the early 1960s as a LORAN (Long Range Aid to Navigation) Station. The station at Estaca de Bares operated jointly with stations operated by the British Government in East Blockhouse, Wales and, until 1973, the French Government in Pospoder, France. In 1978, after the Coast Guard ended the LORAN operations, the US Air Force assumed control of the base. The US Air Force 2186 Communications Squadron, headquartered at Torrejon Air Base near Madrid, operated the site as a remote Radio Relay Link (RRL)(Spain)US Air Force]]Take a look at our Manon family vacation planner to schedule your visit to Estaca de Bares and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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Vale la pena la visita. Lugar muy ventoso, excelente para unas buenas fotografias de naturaleza. Para repetir. more »It's worth the visit. Very windy, excellent place for some good pictures of nature. To repeat.View original
Si quieres "presumir" de conocer España, una ruta importante es conocer los museos,las grandes capitales y los pequeños pueblos,etc. pero tan importante patear los cabos de España y el estaca de bares... more »If you want to "show off" meet Spain, an important route is to know museums, large cities and small towns, etc., but so important to kick the ends of Spain and the stake of bars, along with other Galicians is must-visit and enjoy your view and location.View original
El sitio es imprsionante.Lo malo que tiene es que siempre que fuí, había un viento del demonio pero con las vistas que hay, merece la pena soportar ese aire. more »The site is wow. It bad that has is that whenever I went, had a wind of the demon but with them views that there is, deserves the penalty support that air.View original
Javier Gonzalez-SoriaRia Barqueiro must put an end to a break by A Navy but not without before take a last look at the landscape that has its culmination in the Estaca de Bares, the end of the world where the silence and the sea merge into an impetuous hug.View original
Antonio Vicente Sánchez MercaderThe place to the North of Spain. You have to be careful with the strong gusts of wind and its large cliff.View original
Marc Serra FontfredaBetter than finisterreView original
Manuel Vigo MartínezViews of breathtaking beauty. Avoid people with Vertigo. Indescribable as they break the waves on the cliff.View original
Luis GaldoVery nice that this place offers. There is a parking lot and then walk 300 metres to reach the most advanced tip of Cape. Great place to enjoy a sunset!View original
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