FARO DE MASPALOMAS
A Historical Monument in the main tourist center of Gran Canaria
The Maspalomas Lighthouse.
A Historical Monument in the main tourist center of Gran Canaria.
Until the 1960s it constituted the only nucleus of the coast between dunes, sea and sky, a Saharan landscape that gave light, warning and shelter to boats and navigation of all kinds.
The Lighthouse was always a guide, referee and symbol that covered the area from the Arinaga lighthouse to the Punta de Castillete lighthouse (in the northwest of the island). Today it is an information point, a small handicraft store and, above all, a museum and a culture room.
Since 1890 it was the trade that involved caring for the coast as a guide, illuminating the Atlantic, until its last lighthouse keeper (Don José Francisco García Castelló) gave way to mechanization.
Vigilant and grandiose stands the Maspalomas Lighthouse located at the southern end of Maspalomas Beach, in San Bartolomé de Tirajana and on one of the most visited coastlines in Europe.
It was declared in 2005, by the Government of the Canary Islands, "Asset of Cultural Interest" in the category of Historical Monument.
This great tower is located in front of the Plaza del Faro.
On either side are the most important promenades in the southern area, the Paseo de Faro and the Paseo de Meloneras, which are very busy throughout the day.
Today it is part of the promenade and the urbanization that was erected in its surroundings.
Here you can practice different water sports such as surfing, bodyboarding, longboarding and paddle surfing, as long as the conditions are favorable, you can enjoy one of the best waves in the south of the island.
Thanks to the strength of the west, an almost endless right is achieved.
Meeting place for sports, walkers, visitors from so many countries, be our Maspalomas Lighthouse, guide and light for many centuries.