Cabo da Roca Lighthouse

Local nameFarol do Cabo da Roca
LocationSintra, Portugal

The Cabo da Roca Lighthouse is a beacon/lighthouse located 165 metres above the Atlantic Ocean, on Portugal's most westerly extent. It is located in the civil parish of Colares, in the municipality of Sintra, situated on a promontory that juts out into the ocean, made up of granite boulders and interspersed limestone. It is a third-order lighthouse, which originally began operating in 1772. It was the first new purpose-built lighthouse to be constructed in the country: the older lighthouses in existence at that time, were constructed on existing platforms or from pre-existing beacons.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabo_da_Roca_Lighthouse

Address 65 Estrada do Cabo da Roca, 2705, Portugal

Coordinates 38°46'54.71" N -9°29'50.073" E

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