Tower of Hercules facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsTower of Hercules
Spanish: Torre de Hércules
|Location||Corunna, Galicia, Spain|
|Elevation||57 metres (187 ft)|
|Visitors||149,440 (in 2009)|
|Governing body||Ministry of Culture|
|Official name: Tower of Hercules|
|Designated||2009 (33rd session)|
|Region||Europe and North America|
|Official name: Torre de Hércules|
|Designated||3 June 1931|
|Reference no.||(R.I.) - 51 - 0000540 - 00000|
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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