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Northern Spain. Photowalks

Donostia-San Sebastian. Views from Igueldo tower

From the observation deck on the old lighthouse tower offers stunning views to La Concha bay.

Donostia-San Sebastian. Views from Igueldo tower

Santa Clara island (Isla de Santa Clara) is located in the center of the bay, has an area of 5.6 hectares and a height of 48 meters. In the 16th century, the island was a quarantine zone where patients with plague were placed.

Donostia-San Sebastian. Views from Igueldo tower

Currently, the island can be reached by boat, there is a small beach. At the top of the island is a lighthouse.

Donostia-San Sebastian. Views from Igueldo tower

The main interest on the island - a large number of exotic plant species. On the slopes of the island laid botanical walking routes.

Donostia-San Sebastian. Views from Igueldo tower

Monte Urgull, on top of which is the old fort Santa Cruz (Castillo de Santa Cruz).

Donostia-San Sebastian. Views from Igueldo tower

there is also a chapel with the statue of Christ.

Donostia-San Sebastian. Views from Igueldo tower Donostia-San Sebastian. Views from Igueldo tower

The mountain protects the fish harbor from the winds from the Atlantic.

Donostia-San Sebastian. Views from Igueldo tower Donostia-San Sebastian. Views from Igueldo tower

To the right you can see the former casino built in the late 19th century, now it houses the municipality of San Sebastian. In front of him is the white building of the Royal naval club.

Donostia-San Sebastian. Views from Igueldo tower

The famous beach La Concha, one of the best on the Atlantic coast of Europe.

Donostia-San Sebastian. Views from Igueldo tower

After the beach you can see buildings in the Bell Epoque style.

Donostia-San Sebastian. Views from Igueldo tower

And the diocesan Seminary of San Sebastian.

Donostia-San Sebastian. Views from Igueldo tower Donostia-San Sebastian. Views from Igueldo tower

Looking the other way, we will see the ridge of the Cantabrian mountains stretching along the Atlantic coast.

Donostia-San Sebastian. Views from Igueldo tower Donostia-San Sebastian. Views from Igueldo tower

At the foot of the tower is a four-star hotel Monte Igueldo.

Donostia-San Sebastian. Views from Igueldo tower

To the right open the boundless spaces of the Atlantic ocean.

Donostia-San Sebastian. Views from Igueldo tower

Looking down, we see the lighthouse, built in 1854 at an altitude of 134 meters above sea level. The height of its tower is 13 meters.

Donostia-San Sebastian. Views from Igueldo tower

Initially, the lighthouse used oil and paraffin as a light source. In 1916 it was replaced by kerosene-potassium lamp, and two years later the lighthouse was electrified. Now the light of the lighthouse is visible at a distance of 26 miles.

Donostia-San Sebastian. Views from Igueldo tower Donostia-San Sebastian. Views from Igueldo tower