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Hi dear TE friends

Place : Aveiro/Barra (Gafanha da Nazaré)

Theme: (Trip) Aveiro/Costa Nova/ Barra (VI) near Aveiro
To see: the map in street view in Google Earth (40.642800 -8.747940)

The Barra’s lighthouse
Is an active lighthouse in Aveiro, Portugal. At a height of 203 feet (62 m) allowing it to light up to 23 nautical miles. It is the nineteenth tallest "traditional lighthouse" in the world, as well as the tallest in Portugal. The lighthouse is located on the south side of the entrance to the Aveiro lagoon, in Barra, the seaside neighborhood of Aveiro. The location is on a barrier beach, exposed to Atlantic Ocean storms.

It was projected in 1879 by engineer Paulo Benjamim Cabral and we could see it in Barra beach that dist less than 10km's to the Aveiro city.

Initially, the main light source was obtained from petrol. Only in 1950 the lighting system was power with electrical public energy, being installed a lamp of 3000W, that was after replaced by a 1000W one. In 1990 it was automatized working now with less human intervention.

The stairs are composed by two sectors: the first with 271 steps with a snail shape and it's made of stone and the second sector is of only 20 steps and made out of metal.

I hope you like it, a big hug to all the friends of the TE.

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