Tower of Hercules

Local nameTorre de Hércules
LocationA Coruña, Spain

The Tower of Hercules is an ancient Roman lighthouse on a peninsula about 2.4 km from the centre of A Coruña, Galicia, in north-western Spain. Until the 20th century, the tower itself was known as the "Farum Brigantium". The Latin word farum is derived from the Greek Φάρος Pharos for the Lighthouse of Alexandria. The structure is 55 metres tall and overlooks the North Atlantic coast of Spain. The structure, built in the 2nd century and renovated in 1791, is the oldest lighthouse in use today.

There is a sculpture garden featuring works by Pablo Serrano and Francisco Leiro.The Tower of Hercules is a National Monument of Spain, and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 27 June 2009. It is the second-tallest lighthouse in Spain, after the Faro de Chipiona.

Tags MonumentUNESCOEditor's ChoiceNational MonumentAncient RomeTowerHeritage
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More information and contact


Official Website

UNESCO Website

Phone +34 981 223 730

Address Avda. de Navarra, s/n, 15002 Corunna, Spain

Coordinates 43°23'9.379" N -8°24'23.619" E

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