Lighthouse at the Fort of Santa Catarina

Portugal - Figueira da Fox

 

Figueira da Foz
Praça Luís de Albuquerque and
Fort of Santa Catarina
Silver Coast
Portugal

 Figueira da Foz (Forte de Santa Catarina)1886. Inactive since 1968. Approx. 10m (33 ft) round cylindrical cast iron tower with lantern and gallery, painted red. Paulo Azevedo has a photo, a second photoshowing the fort is available, Wikimedia has a closeup by João Campos, and Bing has a satellite view. Another example of a French prefabricated tourelle. Probably still in service as a daybeacon, this lighthouse is located within the walls of the late 16th century Forte de Santa Catarina, on the north side of the entrance to the Rio Mondego at Figueira da Foz. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS POR-073.

Portugal - Figueira da Fox stamps

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