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Punta del Castillete, Cran Canaria - Spain
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member superstein
N 27° 49.162 W 015° 46.108
28R E 424315 N 3077429
Quick Description: The Punta del Castillete lighthouse (Spanish: Faro de Punta del Castillete) is an active lighthouse on the Canary island of Gran Canaria.
Location: Islas Canarias, Spain
Date Posted: 2/16/2016 3:27:48 AM
Waymark Code: WMQEEN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Long Description:
The Punta del Castillete lighthouse (Spanish: Faro de Punta del Castillete) is an active lighthouse on the Canary island of Gran Canaria. It is located on cliffs above the resort and fishing harbour of Puerto de Mogán, in the municipality of Mogán.[1] Punta Castillete is on the south-western side of the island facing the Atlantic Ocean, and lies between Maspalomas Lighthouse to the south and the lighthouse of Punta Sardina to the north.
The lighthouse was constructed between 1985 and 1995, and first entered service in March 1996. The modern design, which has been called "ungainly",consists of a square base faced with dark volcanic rock, supporting a concrete tower with external stairways leading to a cantilevered gallery. Originally painted a sandy yellow colour, it was repainted in blue and white in 2014.
The lighthouse is not connected to the electricity grid, but instead is powered by six solar panels charging a set of batteries. The 500mm lantern is equipped with a 150 watt halogen lamp, producing a white light. With a focal height of 114m above sea level, its light can be seen for 17 nautical miles.

The area around the lighthouse is accessible following a steep climb via a road with many hairpin turns from the resort of Puerto de Mogán, although the tower itself is closed. - Source Wikipedia
Coastal Lighthouse: Lighthouse

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