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Trafalgar Lighthouse

Located in Los Caños de Meca, in the very heart of the Costa de la Luz, in the town of Barbate, majestically stands Trafalgar Lighthouse, the hallmark of the area

Faro de Trafalgar en Barbate

 

At 34 meters high, since 1860 it has been protecting local sailors from the dangers of the sea. Trafalgar Lighthouse is located on a beautiful island and is connected to the mainland by a small isthmus of land. Around the lighthouse, there are remains of an ancient Phoenician settlement, an ancient Roman temple and a salted fish old factory, as well as a dismantled watchtower that reminds us of the Muslim past of this territory.

 

Trafalgar lighthouse in barbate

 

The sunsets at Cabo Trafalgar are world famous. Every evening, the dunes, pine forests and the conical tower of the watchtower are dressed in bright orange colors creating a magical atmosphere. A place where you will certainly risk running out of memory in your camera. It’s no wonder that this is one of the most visited of the Costa de la Luz enclaves.

 

Beautifull sunset at Trafalgar Cape and Lighthouse

 

This beautiful enclave was stained with blood in 1805 in one of the largest naval battles in recent memory. The famous Commander Nelson, with a fleet of 27 ships, fought the powerful Franco-Spanish fleet on the coast of Cabo Trafalgar. The result was 449 dead British compared to the 3243 dead on the Spanish side, leading to one of the greatest military defeats in the history of Spain.

Cabo Trafalgar was declared a National Monument to safeguard and protect an area of such high scenic and cultural value.

 

Cape Trafalgar beach in Barbate