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Cabo de Gata Natural Park - Níjar

In 1733 Felipe Crame, responsible for the construction of other coastal fortifications located in the Park, proposed to build an artillery tower in Morrón del Corralete for the defense of the coast. The Corralete Fort was completed in 1738 and cost a circular platform located on a cliff rock that allows controlling the navigation of the area, "closed by the gola by means of hornabeque", in which the barracks, warehouses, chapel and a monumental entrance, which was accessed by a drawbridge over a moat.

It was in 1863, within the signaling plan for the Spanish coast, when an 18-meter-high lighthouse was erected in the center of this fortification, whose flashes are visible from more than 300 miles away.
Already in the 20th century, the lighthouse keeper's house and various facilities for the safety of navigation were built.

The viewpoint offers us views of small coves, pointed rocks and large cliffs, bathed by crystal clear water.

Next to the Cabo de Gata Lighthouse is the «Arrecife de las Sirenas», emblematic and beautiful icon of the Cabo de Gata - Nijar Natural Park, photographed so many times. On this reef is located «the lighthouse»

They say that in ancient times this place was so populated by monk seals that sailors confused their cries with the songs of sirens, hence the name Arrecife de las Sirenas, a beautiful place, a repeated and representative image of the Cabo de Gata Natural Park -Níjar.

From the Cerro de San Miguel or de la Vela Blanca you can see an impressive panoramic view to the east and west of the Natural Park: Las Salinas de Cabo de Gata, El Campillo de Gata, Cala Rajá, the Arrecife del Dedo, Punta Baja, and San Miguel.

They say that in ancient times there were so many monk seals that the sailors confused their cries with the songs of sirens. That is why it is called Arrecife de las Sirenas, a spectacular view, representative of the Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park.

The lighthouse is located on this reef. From the San Miguel hill or the Vela Blanca hill you can see an impressive panoramic view to the east and west of the park: Las salinas, El Campillo de Gata, Cala Rajá, the Arrecife del Dedo, Punta Baja, San Miguel de Cabo de Gata..

At the end is the Cabo de Gata lighthouse

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