Estaca de Bares, Manon

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#7 of 77 in Outdoors in Province of A Coruna
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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  • Point more to the North of the peninsula, has good access by road, a little crowded, made lots of air, the last cobbled section becomes difficult. We saw a snake in the parking area. Visits are very good and feelings also.
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  • Enjoy these views and place is impressive. We must approach this area to be able to get into the Atlantic
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  • It is worth to see it approach. Take a walk through the entire area and observe the sea from Cape. To return
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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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