Tallest Lighthouses in Europe
Tallest Lighthouses in Europe - the tallest of which is Île Vierge Lighthouse of France at a height of 82.50 meters. At second, is the 76-meter tall Lighthouse of Genoa of Italy, followed by Phare de Gatteville of France with a height of 75 meters at third.
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Built in 1902 at the turn of the 20st century, the Île Vierge Lighthouse is the tallest traditional lighthouse in the world and tallest stone lighthouse in Europe, with a height of 82.5 meters (271 feet). Constructed of stone and granite, the Île Vierge Lighthouse is situated at Île Vierge islet at Finistère., France and has a range of 27 nautical miles (50 kilometers).
Located in Genoa, Italy, the Lighthouse of Genoa has one of the longest lighthouse history since its first light in the year of 1543. Built of masonry, the stone lighthouse stands at a height of 76 meters (249 feet) and remains the tallest lighthouse in Italy - 19 feet taller than the second tallest Italian lighthouse - Punta Penna Lighthouse. Since 1936, its lighting system became automated and has a range of up to 25 nautical miles (46 kilometers). The Lighthouse of Genoa is duly designated as an Italian national heritage.
Built in the year of 1835, Phare De Gatteville remains an active lighthouse, located near Gatteville-le-Phare at the tip of Barfleur, Manche department, in the Lower Normandy region of France. Constructed with stone and granite, Phare De Gatteville stands 75 meters all (247 feet), with a range of up to 29 nautical miles (54 kilometers).
Lesnoy Mole Rear Range Light. Built in 1986 and spanning a height of 239 feet (73 meters), the Lesnoy Mole Rear Range Light is the tallest lighthouse in Russia and the tallest range light in the world. Located in the commercial harbor of Saint Petersburg, Lesnoy Mole Rear Range Light is an active lighthouse with an effective range of 19 kilometers (10 nautical miles).
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