Donostia-San Sebastian. Views from Igueldo tower
From the observation deck on the old lighthouse tower offers stunning views to La Concha bay.
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.
Currently, the island can be reached by boat, there is a small beach. At the top of the island is a lighthouse.
The main interest on the island - a large number of exotic plant species. On the slopes of the island laid botanical walking routes.
Monte Urgull, on top of which is the old fort Santa Cruz (Castillo de Santa Cruz).
there is also a chapel with the statue of Christ.
The mountain protects the fish harbor from the winds from the Atlantic.
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.
The famous beach La Concha, one of the best on the Atlantic coast of Europe.
After the beach you can see buildings in the Bell Epoque style.
And the diocesan Seminary of San Sebastian.
Looking the other way, we will see the ridge of the Cantabrian mountains stretching along the Atlantic coast.
At the foot of the tower is a four-star hotel Monte Igueldo.
To the right open the boundless spaces of the Atlantic ocean.
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.
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.