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Faro de Orchilla

On 25th of September 1933 the beam of the lighthouse was turned on for the first time, a light which gradually has become, by representing the remoteness of an isolated territory, one of the symbols of the island.
El Faro symbolises to the Herrenians the most isolated spot, the remotest of a remote island, to geography, the westernmost coordinate of Europe.
Constructed during the beginning of the thirties of the twentieth century, for years it was the most important and complex civil building site on the island. For the construction of its tower of 132 metres it was necessary to import the stone, quarried in Arucas, Gran Canaria, resulting in the development of a small port, nowadays used as a recreation area.
The white light of the lighthouse has a reach of 24 nautical miles and signals the west coast of El Hierro in the immense vastness of the Atlantic.

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