Faro de La Entallada

Closer to Africa than Tenerife
Located in the municipality of Tuineje, a few kilometres north of the towns of Gran Tarajal and Las Playitas, the lighthouse reflects traditional Fuerteventura architecture. Just over 100 kilometres in a straight line to Morocco and the Port of Tarfaya, the navigation station is the closest point in the entire Canary Islands to the African continent. Standing 200 metres tall with wooden, cliff-top stair access, the viewpoint offers spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean. There is also a wonderful vista of the interior of the island with sights of the Natural Monument of the Cuchillos de Vigán. There is a jaw-dropping volcanic landscape and endemic birds such as Egyptian vultures, crows, and raptors (including the Barbary falcon).
Connecting two continents
The La Entallada Lighthouse was built with red stone ashlars taken from the Bermeja Mountain in Tefía by Carlos Alcón Sanz, the architect behind, amongst other projects, the Casa del Mar lighthouse in Tarfaya (then a Spanish colony but today part of Morocco). In its day the La Entallada was the most powerful lighthouse in the Canary Islands. Today, the navigational tower acts as part of the SIVE observation system used to monitor the presence of migrants.
Parking
Localidad
Tuineje

TENERIFE

TENERIFE

GRAN CANARIA

GRAN CANARIA

FUERTEVENTURA

FUERTEVENTURA

LANZAROTE

LANZAROTE

LA GRACIOSA

LA GRACIOSA

LA GOMERA

LA GOMERA

LA PALMA

LA PALMA

EL HIERRO

EL HIERRO
Sustainability
Sostenibilidad
- Do not take photos using the flash. They could damage items of artistic and cultural value.
- Use the waste- paper baskets and, insofar as possible, separate and place your recycling waste in the appropriate containers. Do not eat inside exhibition rooms.
- Try to be careful with your rucksack or bag and make sure you do not hit anything when you move.
- Try to be silent or speak quietly so that you do not bother other visitors.
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