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Name: Luarca Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Punta Atalaya Light

Nearest Town or City:
Luarca, , Spain

Location: Eastern entrance to Ría de Luarca, western Asturias, northern Spain.

Managing Organization:
Autoridad Portuaria de Avilés

This lighthouse is on the site of the Atalaya (Watchtower); monks at the monastery here displayed navigational lights as early as the 1500s. The monastery still stands near the lighthouse.

Tower Height: 30

Height of Focal Plane: 207

Characteristic and Range: White light occulting three times every 15 seconds;

Description of Tower: White square tower with unpainted stone trirm, silver lantern, attached to dwelling.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1850: Lantern on tower at monastery.

Date Established: 1850

Date Present Tower Built: 1862

Fog Signal: Siren, Morse code "L"

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

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