La Farola

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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland25,432 contributions
This 38-meter high lighthouse was built in 1816. It has undergone several renovations during its history.

It can be found on the promenade of the same name between the Port of Malaga and Playa de La Malagueta.

From 2011, it has been attached to the Muelle Uno open-air shopping center.
Written January 7, 2020
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bsandrs
Portsmouth, UK23,075 contributions
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We arrived in Malaga on a sunny Sunday and took a lazy stroll down the promenade as far as this landmark. It is an impressive structure, which features in a number of brochures advertising the City, but sadly cannot be visited. Not a must do, but makes a focus and there are many cafes and restaurants to tempt you on the way
Written March 7, 2019
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Vadim
Murmansk, Russia22,930 contributions
La Farola divides symbolically separates the promenade and the beach of La Malagueta. The lighthouse, the creation of engineer Guzman, turned 200 years old in 2017. The lighthouse survived two centuries with some losses: damaged by an earthquake in 1884 and by fire from the francoist Navy in the civil war of 1936-1939. No access inside.
Written November 22, 2020
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Barry L
Timmins, Canada862 contributions
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Walk along Muelle Uno to the lighthouse & get an iconic picture.Check out the shops & restaurants on the way.
Written April 8, 2019
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Danil Karmadonov
Ede, The Netherlands10 contributions
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As an non-lighthouse fan, I’m not interested to see a lighthouse. But it’s something you have to see when you are in Malaga.
Written January 19, 2019
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BennyMalaga
Malaga, Spain89,775 contributions
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La Farola is a lighthouse that overlooks the port of Malaga. This lighthouse was constructed in 1816. The lighthouse was remodeled in 1885 to improve the light coming from it, to help navigators at night. In 1909 the house where the man who operated the light lived was enlarged. This lighthouse is one of Malaga’s most famous landmarks.
Written February 1, 2014
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izif_37
Ljubljana, Slovenia3,043 contributions
Attractive white lighthouse with unusual setting - the road goes around it! Nice for a walk around, taking some lovely photographs...
Written October 30, 2019
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DCHPORTVENDRES
Clogheen, Ireland1,287 contributions
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Who doesn't love lighthouses? There is a certain mystique, a truly romantic quality about all of them. They are symbols, generally, of our most isolated stretches of coastline, a reminder of times gone by. They are part of our heritage, folklore and there is something quite mysterious about them, ghost stories, shipwrecks, smuggling and childhood dreams are all tied up in these timeless structures. La Farola de Malaga is the only lighthouse on the peninsula with a feminine name and it dates back to 1816 when it was built with stones from the Gibralfaro hill. It was badly damaged on two occasions and had to be extensively repaired. The first was as a result of an earthquake in 1898 and it was not completely repaired until 1913. The second was damage caused by artillery during the fierce fighting around Malaga during the Civil War in the 1930's. This war left its mark on all of Spain and Malaga was no exception. A lovely, if poignant, area to visit particularly because of the transformation of Pier One, Muelle Uno, now one of the most vibrant areas in the city.
Written May 31, 2019
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simply-peregrinating
Waddington, UK2,754 contributions
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The lighthouse cannot be visited unfortunately but can easily been seen from the outside when visiting the marina. It isn't as tall as most lighthouses in fact it's quite squat!
Written April 18, 2019
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nnmercman
Camberley, UK13,261 contributions
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I guess this is “just another lighthouse” which appears “stubbier” than most you see dotted along the coast - could have something to do with the fact it was rebuilt in 1939 after being severely damaged during the Civil War? (when it was also switched off to avoid being used as a marker by Republican Forces). Located at end of Paseo de la Farola it’s not in my view something to visit in it’s own right but worth a quick look if promenading along marina. One interesting fact is that it’s only one of two lighthouses in Spain to have a feminin name - you learn something everyday!
Written January 20, 2019
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