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Roman lighthouse, La Coruña

Roman lighthouse, La Coruña

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The Tower of Hercules is a Roman lighthouse located 2.5 kilometres outside of A Coruña. It has existed since the second century and is the oldest, still functioning lighthouse in the world.

In 1791 the lighthouse that was originally 34 metres high, was renovated, and another 21 metres were added. The Tower of Hercules was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in June 2009. The tower can also be seen in the coat of arms of the city.

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