Cape Trafalgar in Spain

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Cape Trafalgar © JMSE

Cape Trafalgar © JMSE

Cape Trafalgar (Spanish: Cabo Trafalgar) is a headland in the Province of Cádiz in the south-west of Spain, approximately 40 km southeast of the provincial capital Cádiz. It lies on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, northwest of the Strait of Gibraltar. The International Hydrographic Organization defines the Western limit of the strait as a line that joins Cape Trafalgar to the North to Cape Spartel to the South. The name is of Arabic origin, with the modern pronunciation being a modification of “Tarf al-Gharb” meaning “Western Cape” or “Cape of the West”.

Today, Cape Trafalgar is a popular holiday destination for Spaniards and international guests. The strong winds on the Costa de la Luz make the region particularly interesting for kite surfers.

The lighthouse and the arab watchtower © Mussklprozz/cc-by-sa-3.0 Cape Trafalgar from the beach of Canos de Meca © Karton82/cc-by-sa-3.0 Trafalgar Lighthouse © Karton82/cc-by-sa-3.0 Kitesurfing © Manfred Werner/cc-by-sa-3.0 Battle of Trafalgar memorial plate © Karton82/cc-by-sa-3.0 Cape Trafalgar © JMSE
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Cape Trafalgar from the beach of Canos de Meca © Karton82/cc-by-sa-3.0
Immediately to the east of the cape is the village Los Canos de Meca located, in the vicinity are Vejer de la Frontera, Conil de la Frontera and Barbate located.

The Battle of Trafalgar, perhaps the most famous naval battle in history, in which the Royal Navy destroyed Napoleon‘s combined Spanish and French fleet, took place off the cape. There is a 34-metre-high lighthouse (51 metres above sea level), faro de Cabo Trafalgar, built in 1860.

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