We are happy to show you a different way to enjoy the littoral in Costa Brava: through its fascinating lighthouses! These historical viewpoints are a must see!
The job of lighthouse-keeper has already disappeared. However, lighthouses are being monitored from Barcelona. Anyway, these infrastructures continue guiding boats which go through the Mediterranean Sea. A lighthouse is called “far” in Catalan and here we post one of the most emblematic ones in Costa Brava.
Port de la Selva lighthouse (or Punta de s’Arenella lighthouse).
It was set up in 1931 and it’s the northern lighthouse. Located in a windy area, its waters are one of the most dangerous in the region. There are cliffs close by and the views are breathtaking. It offers easy access by car.
Cap de Creus lightouse.
Located in the eastern side of the Iberian Peninsula, in the Natural Park of Cap de Creus, it’s the most ancient lighthouse in Catalonia (it dates from the 1853).
Cala Nans lighthouse in Cadaqués.
It was inaugurated in 1874. You’ll arrive at this point after a 6 km walk through a “camí de ronda”. The great views of Cadaqués are stunning!
It was built in the middle of a house in 1864, over the ruins of the Trinity castle. Views of the gulf of Roses are amazing. In the middle Ages, there was another lighthouse at the same place in order to catch sight of pirates coming from the sea.
Sant Sebastià lighthouse – Cap de Begur, in Llafranc.
It’s considered to be the most important lighthouse in Spain for its power. Located at 168 m above sea, it dates from 1857 and it’s surrounded by beautiful gardens. In the past, three lighthouse-keepers take care of. Now, it’s also monitored from Barcelona.
Palamós or Punta del Molino lighthouse.
It receives this name because, in the past, it was located in an isolated place, where there was only a mill.
Tossa de Mar lighthouse.
Inside, you can find the Mediterranean Lighthouse Interpretation Centre, where you can learn more about the operation of lighthouses, its influence… It’s one of the youngest lighthouses (1919) and it’s located at 70 m above sea. Open sea views are magnificent!
We hope you have been encouraged by the fascinating world of lighthouses. Now you can enjoy Costa Brava from a different point of view.