The five lighthouses that can be seen from the Iturregi Hotel
Located in the heart of nature, among vineyards and with impressive views of the Bay of Biscay, the Iturregi Hotel (Getaria) also offers those who visit it a truly unique experience. At dusk, as soon as the sun begins its slow farewell to the day, five nearby lighthouses begin to light up, offering a panoramic view that is hard to forget.
The Getaria lighthouse is located at the end of the so-called Ratón de Getaria (symbol of the town), on the San Antón mount. This signpost for sailors was built on the remains of the old chapel of San Antón. The remains of a watchtower, which formed part of the watchtower system on Mount San Antón, can also be seen at this point. The buildings of the hermitage and the watchtower were used as early as 1813 to establish a lighthouse, although the lighthouse as such was not built until 1862. It consists of a 21-metre tower and attached to it is a pavilion that serves as the lighthouse keeper's dwelling. Access is forbidden to vehicles and the hill of San Antón is now a recreational and leisure area for the inhabitants of Getaria. www.getariaturismo.eus
Donostia - San Sebastián, this lighthouse is hidden on the slope of Monte Igeldo overlooking the high seas. Surrounded by nature, in a paradisiacal landscape with the imposing sea in front. From its terrace you can make out part of the coast of Gipuzkoa and enjoy breathtaking sunsets.
This lighthouse was built in 1855 by the civil engineer Manuel Peironcely to prevent boats from crashing against the rocky slopes of the mountain, just as the waves of the sea do. Since then, it has illuminated the horizon every night, warning sailors of the presence of the insurmountable cliffs of the coast of San Sebastian.
The Donostia/San Sebastián lighthouse is the perfect place to enjoy the beauty of the sea and the cliffs of Igeldo. www.sansebastianturismoa.eus
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Donostia - San Sebastián, En la ladera del Monte Igeldo que mira hacia alta mar, se esconde este faro. Rodeado de naturaleza, en un paisaje paradisíaco con el mar imponente al frente. Desde su terraza se puede divisar parte de la costa guipuzcoana y disfrutar de atardeceres de película.
Para evitar que los barcos no rompan contra las rocosas laderas del monte, tal y como lo hacen las olas del mar, este faro fue construido en 1855 por el ingeniero de caminos Manuel Peironcely. Desde entonces, ilumina cada noche el horizonte, avisando a navegantes de la presencia de los infranqueables acantilados de la costa donostiarra.
El faro de Donostia/San Sebastián es el lugar perfecto para disfrutar de la belleza del mar y de los acantilados de Igeldo. www.sansebastianturismoa.eus
La Plata lighthouse (Pasajes - Pasaia)
Considered to be one of the most beautiful lighthouses on the Basque coast, it was built in 1855 and its appearance is more reminiscent of a medieval castle than a lighthouse. It illuminates the boats that approach the coast and is responsible for marking the way to the port and the beautiful town of Pasaia, marking the narrow and dangerous exit to the Cantabrian Sea from the port of Pasaia. It is said that the silver colour of the stones of the cliffs on which this lighthouse stands was once one of the main points of reference for sailors.
Higuer lighthouse (Hondarribia)
This lighthouse is located between the mouth of the Bidasoa River, opposite the islet of Amuitz and Mount Jaizkibel, in the municipality of Hondarribia. The lighthouse, in neoclassical style, built in the style of French lighthouses, was constructed in 1881 by the engineer Francisco Lafarga.
The lighthouse can be reached on foot or by car, and next to it there is a campsite and a couple of bars and restaurants with impressive views. At Cape Higuer begins the GR 11 route (Travesía Pirenaica), which crosses the Pyrenees, linking the Cantabrian Sea with the Mediterranean. There are also several routes that run along the Jaizkibel mountain as far as Pasajes.
Built in 1834, 73 metres above sea level, the Biarritz lighthouse overlooks Cape Heinsart, named after the oak trees that once surrounded it, now replaced by tarays.
This cape marks the boundary between the sandy coast of the Landes and the rocky coast of the Basque Country.
Climb its 248 steps and admire the panoramic view over Biarritz.
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