La Marina Lighthouse – Peru

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La Marina Lighthouse - Peru
La Marina Lighthouse Peru

La Marina Lighthouse (Faro la Marina) is an active lighthouse located in a park area on high cliffs above the Pacific Ocean in the Miraflores region, Peru. It is one of the most famous and most visited lighthouses in the country.

La Marina Lighthouse - Peru
La Marina Lighthouse Peru

La Marina Lighthouse was originally built in 1900 at Cape Punta Cowles near Ilo, but in 1973 it was dismantled and remodeled in Miraflores, Peru. It is located in El Faro Park, one of several popular cliff parks in the city that celebrates the centenary of Peruvian navigation.

La Marina Lighthouse - Peru
La Marina Lighthouse Peru

The La Marina Lighthouse is a 22m (72ft) iron tower with a gallery and lantern, painted in a very dark blue with two white stripes.

La Marina Lighthouse - Peru
La Marina Lighthouse Peru

At a focal height of 108 meters (354 feet) above sea level, its light, consisting of three flashes of white light over fifteen seconds, can be seen at a distance of 18 nautical miles (33 km).


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