Avda. Mirador 24, Urbanización Atlanterra · 11393 · Zahara de los Atunes · Cádiz · España


18 Jul

The Camarinal Lighthouse

We are witnesses of so much beauty and history from Villa Amaranta, that we can only admire it, thank it and share it with you.

The Camarinal Lighthouse to the east of the Villa has been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest, under the name “Torre de Cabo de Gracia” since it is located on Cape Gracia, which belongs to the natural park of the Strait. On one side bathed by the waters of the Playa de los Alemanes and on the other side by those of El Cañuelo.

The lighthouse is accessed by an asphalt road that starts from the Atlanterra Urbanization. The closest town to the Lighthouse is Zahara de los Atunes, on the other side, further east, we find the neighboring and appreciated Bolonia.

Originally, the Camarinal Lighthouse was a beacon tower called the “Old Tower” or “Cape of Gracia Tower.” It was one of the coastal watchtowers built in the 16th century by order of Felipe II to protect the Cadiz coast from the pillage actions of Berber pirates. The work was carried out by the Duke of Alcalá. Already in 1990 it was restored and enabled and inaugurated as we know it today as Lighthouse. A curiosity of the Camarinal Lighthouse is that it is accessed by a modern inscribed concrete exterior spiral staircase in the wall.

The Camarinal Lighthouse, another reason to enjoy Zahara !.

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