Tower of Hercules

  • Historical Name: Farum Brigantium
  • Spanish: Torre de Hercules

  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Structure

Tower of Hercules is an 1st century, Roman lighthouse near A Coruna, Galicia, Spain. It was list as a UNESCO World Heritage Sites as the only fully preserved Roman lighthouse that is still used for maritime signaling, hence it is testimony to the elaborate system of navigation in antiquity and it provides an understanding of the Atlantic sea route in Western Europe. The Tower of Hercules was restored in the 18th century in an exemplary manner, which has protected the central core of the original Roman monument while restoring its technical functions. - AsNotedIn



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0099/00/00 Farum Brigantium is built as a 34 metres tall lighthouse on a 57 metre high rock, probably erected in the 1st century CE, or as late as 98-117, during the reign of Trajan. Rise of the Lighthouse
1791/00/00 Engineer Eustaquio Giannini restores Farum Brigantium and adds 21 metres to the lighthouse, 1788 to 1791

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Particulars for Tower of Hercules:
Area of Significance Engineering
Structure Type Lighthouse, Light Station
Area of Significance Navigation
Cultural Affiliation Roman Empire
Cultural Affiliation Roman Province of Gallaecia
Sight Category Structure
Structure Type Tower

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