Tower of Hercules facts

Tower of Hercules
Native name
Spanish: Torre de Hércules
Location Corunna, Galicia, Spain
Elevation 57 metres (187 ft)
Visitation 149,440 (in 2009)
Governing body Ministry of Culture
Official name: Tower of Hercules
Type Cultural
Criteria iii
Designated 2009 (33rd session)
Reference No. 1312
State Party  Spain
Region Europe and North America
Spanish Property of Cultural Interest
Official name: Torre de Hércules
Type Royal property
Criteria Monument
Designated 3 June 1931
Reference No. (R.I.) - 51 - 0000540 - 00000

The Tower of Hercules (Galician and Spanish: Torre de Hércules) is an ancient Roman lighthouse in Spain. It is on a peninsula about 2.4 kilometers (1.5 mi) from the centre of A Coruña, Galicia.

The tower is a National Monument of Spain. Since June 27, 2009, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the second tallest lighthouse in Spain, after the Faro de Chipiona.

The Tower of Hercules was one of 100 finalists for the 12 Treasures of Spain in 2007.

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