Estaca de Bares, Manon

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Punta de Estaca de Bares is the northernmost point of Spain and the Iberian Peninsula, at a latitude of 43° 47′ 38″ North. It is located in Galicia. Conventionally, it marks the western end of the Cantabrian Sea, or Bay of Biscay, in the North Atlantic ocean.
The peninsula of Estaca de Bares penetrates considerably into the Atlantic Ocean and the Cantabrian Sea, and as a result it is one of the rainiest places in Europe, with more than 2500 mm a year (a Temperate rain forest. These special weather conditions have created over the centuries a unique ecosystem and biodiversity which have made it possible for this area to be declared an Area of National Natural Interest.
The history of Estaca de Bares Point is very rich. The ruins of the Phoenician Salt Fish Factory and the Phoenician Port are open to visitors. There is a lighthouse that was constructed in 1850 and still works to this day, under the administration of the Captain of the Port of Ferrol, Spain. There is also a bird sanctuary, ruins of molinas (grain mills) and abandoned military bases located here.
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  • We checked Spain's northernmost tip at Estaca de Bares. At Barqueiro, we turned onto the road that meanders over the Bares Cape, where Eucalyptus tree farms gave way to windswept terrain covered...  more »
  • A short detour from the main road into the Bares Peninsula takes you to this lighthouse point. Nice views to be had , not stellar but worth a short stop.  more »
  • A “must go” place to visit if you are in the north of Galicia. Amazing landscape, beautiful views. Totally recommended
  • Amazing landscape. One of the best places in the peninsula to do some seabird watching

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