Estaca de Bares, Manon

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Punta de Estaca de Bares is the northernmost point of Spain and 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.
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  • A trip wonderful and very beautiful wood sculptures of animals that had been in the lighthouse. The ride until the end is a bit complicated now that it is a path of stone and mud, but it is picturesque.
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  • Outstanding views from the northernmost point of the Iberian peninsula. It is worth walking past the milestone that marks latitude (43 ° 43' N), to enhance the visual experience.
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  • Galicia has many precious things and this is one of them. Incredible and spectacular views. A manifestation of nature in all subeaplendor.
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  • Between Atlantic ocean and Cantabric sea. Don't miss this magical place.
  • Beautiful place to visit
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  • Incredible natural landscape, this area is beautiful, place that you must visit without hesitation.
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  • A beautiful place to walk and see how the waves breaking on the cliffs. Very beautiful
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  • Very nice this place has incredible views. It is the point more to the North of the Iberian peninsula.
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