A centuries-old relic of the naval heritage of Gran Canaria, the Maspalomas Lighthouse on the southern coast of the island is an important piece of history. Also known as Faro de Maspalomas, it first shone out to the ships of yesteryear in 1890. Over the years, it has been witness to the conversion of the island from a relatively inconspicuous spit of land into a premier holiday destination. Standing tall at 55 meters, it is the third tallest lighthouse in Spain. A climb up to the lamp of the lighthouse is worth all the effort, for the fantastic views of the sea and nearby Playa del Inglés. Call the tourist office for further details.
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