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The Genoese lighthouse

The lighthouse was built around 1300 by the Genoese who traded in the port and restored between 1858-1860 by the French engineer of Armenian origin Artin Aslan.

The monument is 16 meters high, octagonal in shape and is built of natural stone blocks, carved on all sides and joined together with mortar made of lime and sea sand mixed with shells.

The lighthouse guided the sailors with its white light that rose 21 meters above the sea and had a visibility of about 5 kilometers out to sea. Unlike other constructions of the same type, the light of the Constanta lighthouse did not rotate. The establishment operated until 1905, when it was replaced by a modern lighthouse, becoming at that time one of the most famous and picturesque monuments of the city of Constanta.

Practical and ambitious, the British often looked out to sea from the city's steep and deserted cliff. They will modernize the port because the Ottoman Sultan promised that all the taxes of the ships that will dock at the quays will be collected by Queen Victoria's subjects. For this, he has to build a new lighthouse, necessary for the not-so-friendly seasons on this coast. The place they had settled on had a good economic potential, these Englishmen discussed at five o'clock or in the long boring evenings, in the new stone houses that reminded them of their islands.

The lighthouse carefully guided, for centuries, those who came from everywhere and are today the main heroes of Constanta's history.

Here you can find the address of the Genovese Lighthouse in Constanța:

Remus Opreanu Street, Constanta

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