26 lighthouses you have to visit in your lifetime

26 lighthouses you have to visit in your lifetime

, 5h, August 07, 2017

Lighthouses have been guiding mariners to safety since 268 BC.

While many of them have been rendered useless today, thanks to modern technology, they still brighten the shores with their beauty.

These are the 26 most stunning lighthouses in the world.

Kovalam Beach Lighthouse, India. Pikoso.kz/ Shutterstock

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Kovalam Beach Lighthouse, India

Kovalam Beach Lighthouse, India
Kovalam Beach Lighthouse in India.
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Kovalam Beach Lighthouse is so pretty that the beach it sits on — Lighthouse Beach — was named after it. Vistors can climb 142 steps to the top to see expansive views of Poovar Island and the famous Beemapalli mosque.

Tourlitis Lighthouse, Greece

Tourlitis Lighthouse, Greece
There's a winding stone staircase leading up to the Tourlitis Lighthouse.
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Perched on top of a stone spire, this lighthouse looks like something straight out of "The Little Mermaid." Destroyed in WWII, it was rebuilt in the early 1990s, and is said to look just as magical as before.

Jose Ignacio Lighthouse, Uruguay

Jose Ignacio Lighthouse, Uruguay
Jose Ignacio Lighthouse was named after a Spanish settler.
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Named after the first Spanish settler dwelling on the shores of southern Uruguay, this lighthouse was built in 1877. Its sandy color blends in with the surrounding rocks and dunes.

Split Rock Lighthouse, Minnesota, USA

Split Rock Lighthouse, Minnesota, USA
Split Rock Lighthouse sits on top of a cliff.
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Located on the north shore of Lake Superior, this stunning lighthouse sits on top of a 130-foot cliff. It is coupled with Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, which has more than 2,000 acres of trails, waterways, and campgrounds to explore.

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