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Tower of Hercules – Spain

Tower of Hercules – Spain

The Tower of Hercules at the entrance of La Coruna Harbour in north-west Spain is a landmark and a lighthouse. It is one of the World Heritage Sites in Spain, listed by UNESCO.

Tower of Hercules is built on 57 metre high rock and rises another 55 meters. Of this 55 meteres, 34 meters showcase the Roman Masonry and 21 meters due to the restoration work in 18th Century. The restoration work was directed by Eustaquio Giannini, with two octagonal core forms.

There is a small rectangular building adjacent to the Tower. It features as a Sculpture Park with rock carvings from the Iron Age and a Muslim cemetery. The Tower of Hercules is the only lighthouse of Greco-Roman antiquity. It is famous for its structural integrity and functional continuity.

The Tower and lighthouse are still used for maritime signaling providing an understanding of the Atlantic Sea route in Western Europe.

Read more about the Tower of Hercules here

Picture used for illustration only – Credit: xiquinhosilva

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