Faro de Tostón, Fuerteventura

Faro de Tostón

35m tall concrete tower

Date

2 April 2013
Location

Punta de Tostón, Fuerteventura

28.715204°N, 14.013970°W

Information

The point Punta de Tostón is situated in the northwest corner of Fuerteventura, 3.5km north of the town of El Cotillo. The lighthouse there, Faro de Tostón is fully automated, and the site now also houses the island’s Museo de la Pesca Tradicional (Traditional Fishing Museum).

There has been a lighthouse at the point since 1897. The original 6m stone-built tower proved to be too low and was replaced in 1963 by a 13m octagonal stone tower. The latter was in turn superseded in 1985 by the present 35m concrete tower. The octagonal tower now serves as an open viewing gallery, accessible from the museum.

Faro de Tostón

The second, octagonal tower can be seen on the right

Faro de Tostón

The original 6m tower

Faro de Tostón

Faro de Tostón

Cafe break

Cafe break

Photographing I

Photographing I

Photographing II

Photographing II

Photographing III

Photographing III

Punta de Tostón

Punta de Tostón

Punta de Tostón

Punta de Tostón

Punta de Tostón

Punta de Tostón

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