The Tower of Hercules (Galician and Spanish: Torre de Hércules) is an ancient Roman lighthouse on a peninsula about 2.4 kilometers (1.5 mi) from the centre of A Coruña, Galicia, in north-western Spain. Until the 20th century, the tower itself was known as the "Farum Brigantium". The Latin word farum is derived from the Greek pharos for the Lighthouse of Alexandria. The structure is 55 metres (180 ft) tall and overlooks the North Atlantic coast of Spain. The structure, almost 1900 years old and rehabilitated in 1791, is the oldest Roman lighthouse in use today. There is asculpture garden featuring works by Pablo Serrano and Francisco Leiro.
The Tower of Hercules is a National Monument of Spain, and since June 27, 2009, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A Coruña, Tower of Hercules, a World Heritage SiteA Coruña, Tower of Hercules, a World Heritage SiteA Coruña, Tower of Hercules, a World Heritage SiteA Coruña, Tower of Hercules, a World Heritage SiteA Coruña, Tower of Hercules, a World Heritage SiteA Coruña, Tower of Hercules, a World Heritage SiteA Coruña, Tower of Hercules, a World Heritage SiteA Coruña, Tower of Hercules, a World Heritage SiteA Coruña, Tower of Hercules, a World Heritage SiteA Coruña, Tower of Hercules, a World Heritage SiteA Coruña, Tower of Hercules, a World Heritage SiteA Coruña, Tower of Hercules, a World Heritage SiteA Coruña, Tower of Hercules, a World Heritage SiteA Coruña, Tower of Hercules, a World Heritage SiteA Coruña, Tower of Hercules, a World Heritage SiteA Coruña, Tower of Hercules, a World Heritage SiteA Coruña, Tower of Hercules, a World Heritage SiteA Coruña, Tower of Hercules, a World Heritage SiteA Coruña, Tower of Hercules, a World Heritage SiteA Coruña, Tower of Hercules, a World Heritage Site

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Europe
Subcategory Detail:Spain
Keywords:A Coruna, Dünya Mirası, Espagna, Galicia, Lighthouse, MAAILMANPERINTÖ, Pasaules mantojuma, Pasaulio paveldo, Patrimoine Mondial, Patrimonio Mondiale, Patrimonio de la Humanidad, Património Mundial, Spain, Spanien, Spanje, Torre de Hercules, Tower of Hercules, Unesco, Vuurtoren, Welterbe, Werelderfgoed, Wirt Dinji, afbeelding, farum brigantium, foto, foto's, jpg, photo, photos, picture, pictures, världsarv, Światowe Dziedzictwo, التراث, العالمي, مواقع