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Name: Cerda Light (La Cerda)   Map it!

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Also known as: La Magdalena Light

Also known as: Faro de la Argolla

Nearest Town or City:
Santander, , Spain

Location: Eastern tip of Península de la Magdalena, Cantabria, northern Spain.

Managing Organization:
Autoridad Portuaria de Santander/Ciudad de Santander


Classes in environmental studies are held at this lighthouse, operated by the Universidad de Cantabria and the Universidad Internacional Menéndez y Pelayo.

Tower Height: 30

Height of Focal Plane: 79

Characteristic and Range: Fve white flashes (1+4 pattern) every 20 seconds; range 8 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Square masonry tower integrated into front of one-story dwelling, white lantern.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1870

Date Present Tower Built: 1870

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Yes.

Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!

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