O SEMÁFORO DE BARES

Recreation areas and viewpoints
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Location

Parish: Bares (Santa María)

Place: O Faro da Estaca de Bares

15339  Mañón - A Coruña

Coordinates:
43º 46' 40.8" N - 7º 40' 07.9" W

Description

Watching over the diminutive O Barqueiro estuary, the Semáforo de Bares is one of the ancient signal points scattered along the Galician coast.

The role of this old military building was to watch the movement of ships and it also served as a communications base and weather data collection station, thanks to its location 200 metres above sea level, at a place where the Cantabrian Sea begins to show its strength.

The views of the Bares area and port, and the mysterious island of Coelleira, prove an excellent overview of this environmentally diverse and scenic stretch of coastline.
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