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Name: Punta Galea Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Bilbao, , Spain

Location: Eastern entrance to Bahía de Getxo, northern Spain.

Managing Organization:
Autoridad Portuaria de Bilbao

The present structure is at least the fourth lighthouse built here.

Tower Height: 26

Height of Focal Plane: 276

Characteristic and Range: Three white flashes every 8 seconds,

Description of Tower: Unpainted cylindrical stone tower with gray lantern.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1782: Round tower on Fuerte (fort) de la Galea. 1852: 41-foot tower on fort. 1905: 25-foot tower, focal plane 242 feet.

Date Established: 1782

Date Present Tower Built: 1950

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

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