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Cape Vilan lighthouse

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Location type: Heritage
Location address: 15123, Camariñas
Number of texts: 1
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Vilán Cape is situated in the municipality of Camariñas in the province of A Coruña. The lighthouse at Cape Vilan says one of the most dangerous stretches of the “Costa da Morte”, but also the most beautiful. Standing tall at 125 meters and attached to the old building of the lighthouse keepers, has a powerful light cannon capable of reaching 55 km. Electric light is the oldest in Spain. The site was declared of National Interest in 1933 for being a steep and rocky and today is a Natural Monument.
In 1890, Serpent English ship that sailed to Sierra Leone, sank near here because of a temporary 173 men dying who are buried in the English Cemetery, a short distance from the lighthouse Vilán.
In this live out lots of cormorants, guillemots, puffins, gannets, auks ... Many of them inhabit the island known as Vilán de Fora, located a few yards offshore with nearly 100 meters. On days of heavy storm, the sea, jump over it.

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