Torreón de Monte Igueldo

Lighthouse and Notable Building in San Sebastián

Torreon De Monte Igueldo, San Sebastian

The Torreón de Monte Igueldo or Tower of Monte Igueldo is a fortified lighthouse, a reconstruction of a 16th-century tower in San Sebastián, Spain. Although no longer in use, as there is a new lighthouse nearby, its height of 180m above sea level does offer a great viewing point over Playa de la Concha and Santa Clara Island.

The Torre de Igueldo was built in 1748, although there was a light signal on the site from before the sixteenth century! It was also called la Farola or the Lamp Post.

The lighthouse was abandoned in 1854 due to both the damage caused by the Carlist Wars and the fact that fogs frequently blinded it.

A new lighthouse was built in 1855 by civil engineer Manuel Peironcely lower down the hill 134 meters above sea level.

The Torreón de Monte Igueldo appears in our Complete Guide to Visiting San Sebastián!

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Visiting Torreón de Monte Igueldo

Duration: 20 minutes

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