The Punta Médanos lighthouse began operating in 1893 and is still active.  (Photo: Cultural Defense Management)
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The headlights they guide navigators on their journeys and are the protagonists of numerous stories from Antiquity to today. In our country, there are more than 60 of these structures distributed along the coasts, built at different times.

In this selection, we choose four that are located in the Buenos Aires province. So, if you plan to visit the Coast this summer, take note and take the opportunity to meet them:

1. Punta Medanos Lighthouse

In the district of La Costa, between the towns of Mar de Ajó and Pinamar, is the Punta Médanos Lighthouse. This surrounded by large sand dunes and, during a night walk on the beach, you can see its light.

The Punta Médanos lighthouse began operating in 1893 and is still active. (Photo: Cultural Defense Management)

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This lighthouse painted with red and white stripes began operating in 1893. It has 59 meters high and today it is closed to the public for its ascent. It is located at kilometer 364.5 of Provincial Route 11.

2. Querandí Lighthouse

In the middle of a forest of pines and acacias surrounded by sandhills and dunes appears the Querandí lighthouse. Inaugurated in 1922, it was the first construction of what would later be the Villa Gesell district. It is about 400 meters from the sea and has a spiral staircase with 276 steps.

The Querandí lighthouse is inside a Municipal Nature Reserve.  (Photo: Gesell Municipality)
The Querandí lighthouse is inside a Municipal Nature Reserve. (Photo: Gesell Municipality)

It is located 30 kilometers south of downtown Villa Gesellin the Faro Querandí Municipal Nature Reserve.

3. Claromecó Lighthouse

At 54 meters high, the Claromecó lighthouse is he second tallest closed structure in South America. It was built to prevent ships from approaching the area’s typical sandbanks, and it began operating in 1922.

The Claromecó lighthouse is one of the highest and most colorful on the continent.  (Photo: National Tourism)
The Claromecó lighthouse is one of the highest and most colorful on the continent. (Photo: National Tourism)

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Is tower with black and white stripes and 278 steps is located 2 kilometers from Claromecó, near the mouth of the stream of the same name, in the district of Tres Arroyos.

4. Landfall Lighthouse

This striking lighthouse with an open structure is made up of a 67 meter metal tower with red and white stripes and a circular staircase of more than 300 steps. It was inaugurated in 1906 and is one of the highest and most striking on the continent.

Currently You cannot go up to the lighthouse but you can visit the property. It is located 3 kilometers east of the center of the city of Monte Hermoso, in the Monte Hermoso district.

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