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The history of this lighthouse is interesting and somewhat ‘shameful’... But we’ll forgive it for its stunning views!

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The Cabo Mayor Lighthouse

A lookout point with many secrets.

The Cabo Mayor Lighthouse, or Santander Lighthouse, is an area that holds many of the Cantabrian capital’s best-kept secrets. The lighthouse was built in 1839, back when Santander Port saw important commercial activity. Not many people know that numerous beachcombers (the name given to young swindlers of the area) would come from the surrounding beaches and deceive the vessels with light tricks, attract them over and rob them. The lighthouse is therefore located in this area and it emits an inimitable interplay of lights. Next to this building, you will also find the monuments to the fallen during the Republic. The Republicans are said to have thrown Falangists from these cliffs, a story that still leaves the city ashamed and divided. Whatever the case may be, it is now a wonderful lookout point that offers stunning views of the entire city coastline.

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