La Marina Lighthouse

La Marina Lighthouse (Spanish: Faro de la Marina) is an active lighthouse set in parkland on high cliffs above the Pacific Ocean, in the Miraflores district of Lima, the capital of Peru. It is one of the most famous and visited lighthouses in the country.[1]

La Marina Lighthouse
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The lighthouse in 2014
LocationMiraflores, Lima, Peru
Coordinates12°07′25″S 77°02′24″W / 12.123722°S 77.040097°W / -12.123722; -77.040097Coordinates: 12°07′25″S 77°02′24″W / 12.123722°S 77.040097°W / -12.123722; -77.040097
ConstructionMetal tower
Height22 metres (72 ft)
ShapeCylindrical tower with gallery and lantern
MarkingsBlue navy painted with two white horizontal bands, blue lantern
Power sourcemains electricity Edit this on Wikidata
First lit1972 (relocated)
Focal height108 metres (354 ft)
Range18 nautical miles (33 km; 21 mi)
Peru no.PE-22166


The lighthouse was originally constructed in 1900 at Punta Coles, a headland near Ilo, but in 1973 it was dismantled and reconstructed in Miraflores.[1] It is situated in the appropriately named Parque del Faro, one of a number of popular parks above the cliffs in the city, which commemorates a century of Peruvian navigation.[2]

It consists of a 22 m (72 ft) high iron tower, with a gallery and lantern, painted a very dark blue, with two white bands.[1]

With a focal height of 108 metres (354 ft) above the sea, its light can be seen for 18 nautical miles (33 km), and consists of a pattern of three flashes of white light, over a period of fifteen seconds.[3][1]

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  1. ^ a b c d Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Southern Perú". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 31 May 2015.
  2. ^ DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Peru: Peru. Dorling Kindersley Limited. 1 September 2010. pp. 79–. ISBN 978-1-4053-6756-1.
  3. ^ List of Lights, Pub. 111: The West Coasts of North and South America (Excluding Continental U.S.A. and Hawaii), Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, and the Islands of the North and South Pacific Oceans (PDF). List of Lights. United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2015. p. 17.

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