Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Hercules Tower - Spain

Another unesco card. This is the newest unesco site in Spain. The Hercules Tower ís a World Heritage Site since last June.
The card was sent by Alba "belessita".

"The Tower of Hercules is an ancient Roman lighthouse on a peninsula about 2.4 kilometers (1.5 miles) from the centre of A Coruña, Galicia, in north-western Spain. The name Corunna is said to be derived from the ancient columna, meaning column. The structure is 55 metres (180 ft) tall and overlooks the North Atlantic coast of Spain. It is almost 1900 years old, was rehabilitated in 1791, and is the oldest Roman lighthouse still used as a lighthouse." - in: wikipedia

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