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The Lighthouse of Cap Blanc


Mallorca as an island always depended to a large extent on its seafaring skills, and still does to some degree. An inevitable part of such abilities were, and still are, the beacons of its faros (lighthouses) that help guide boats and vessels to a safe harbour.

Mallorca has a total of twelve lighthouses in operation, or fourteen, if one were to add the fars in Sa Dragonera and Cabrera. I already have shown you some pictures of a lighthouse or two on this blog; today I show you the Far del Cap Blanc. This lighthouse dates from 1863. Its tower has a height of 11 metres; it is constructed on a cliff top location, elevated almost 90 metres above sea level. The Cap Blanc beacon is a fixed, white light that reaches 10 nautical miles out into the distance.


The photo (top) was taken near Llucmajor, Mallorca, Spain. The date: February 10th, 2009. The time was 17:33:56. The photo (bottom) was borrowed from the Internet, courtesy of Fomentmallorca. Gracias.

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