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The Maspalomas Lighthouse (Spanish: Faro de Maspalomas) is an active 19th century lighthouse at the southern end of the Spanish island of Gran Canaria, in the Canary archipelago. It lies at one end of the Maspalomas beach, 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) south of the resort town centre, next to the area known as the Maspalomas Dunes.
The lighthouse is a distinctive landmark in the resort, and is the tallest masonry lighthouse in the Canaries at 56m, being superseded only by the more modern 59m concrete Morro Jable lighthouse on Fuerteventura.
With a focal height of 60m above the sea, its light can be seen for 19 nautical miles, and consists of a pattern of three flashes of white light, over a period of thirteen seconds.