Lighthouses to visit in the Region of Valencia

23 de Juen de 2021
Lighthouses have something magical....because of their location, their function of guiding ships and for being witnesses of a thousand stories. In the Region of Valencia there are 15 official lighthouses and in this article we want to show you some of them.
Lighthouses to visit in the Region of Valencia

1. The lighthouse of Peñiscola

The lighthouse of Peñíscola is located in the historic center, very close to the castle. It was inaugurated in 1899 and since then it has been renovated several times. It has a white octagonal tower of 11 meters high and next to it is the lighthouse keeper's house. This house was used until 2013. It is not possible to visit the lighthouse from the inside, but from the square in front of the lighthouse there are good views over the coast.

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2. The lighthouse of Oropesa del Mar

The lighthouse of Oropesa del Mar lit its lights for the first time on April 1, 1857 and that is why it is one of the oldest lighthouses in the Valencian Community. It stands next to the Torre del Rey, a watchtower that was built in 413 by order of Fernando de Antequera. The lighthouse was restored in 2020 and can be visited. Besides, the lighthouse is still working!

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3. The lighthouse of Cullera

The lighthouse of Cullera was lit for the first time on August 1, 1858. It is located at the Cape of Cullera at a place known as Punta del Faro. It is a circular building topped with a conical tower. It can not be visited from the inside, but you can see it in this video

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4. El faro de Albir

The lighthouse of Albir stands out for its location in the Natural Park of the Sierra Helada. You can reach the lighthouse by taking a hiking route. This route is easy and fun to do with children. The path is asphalted, traffic free, and has stunning views over the Mediterranean Sea.

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5. The lighthouse of the Cape of San Antonio

This lighthouse is located in the Natural Park of Montgó. If you are in Jávea, it is well worth a visit to admire the spectacular views over the sea and the shoreline. The lighthouse was first lit in 1855. It cannot be visited, but it is a beautiful location to watch the sunset, for example. 

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