Corregidor’s Spanish Lighthouse


The Spanish Lighthouse located in the highest point of Corregidor Island was built in 1896. The lighthouse served as an alarm to Manila Bay during Spanish era to signal approaching galleons or to warn against enemies.

The Spanish Lighthouse had an unusual design of a circular stone tower rising from the center of an octagonal stone dwelling. In 1897, the lighthouse was being replaced by a much bigger lighthouse but was later destroyed during the outbreak of World War II when Filipino and American soldiers held out for months in Corregidor.

In 1950, the Spanish Lighthouse was reconstructed using some of the stones left by the old lighthouse. The new lighthouse has the general structure of the old one and elevated to 628 feet above sea level. Expect that you’ll need to go through steep steps going up the lighthouse to the observation deck.

At the observation deck, one can see the breath taking view of Corregidor, Manila Bay, South China Sea and the provinces of Bataan and Cavite. If you’re lucky enough, on exceptionally clear days you can actually see the skyline of Metro Manila.

Corregidor's Spanish Lighthouse

Corregidor's Spanish Lighthouse

Inside the Spanish Lighthouse is a Spanish Museum which actually shows different article and pictures of how the lighthouse started.

Lisa, Jim2x, RC, Bouying at Corregidor Tower

Lisa, Jim2x, RC, Bouying at Corregidor Tower

Location with Distances

Location with Distances

Solar Panels

Solar Panels

Souvenir Shop

Souvenir Shop

Spanish Museum

Spanish Museum

View of the nearby island

View of the nearby island

Water Reservoir

Water Reservoir

Communication's Tower Nearby

Communication's Tower Nearby


This page is last updated on Jun 16, 2011 @ 1:30 pm
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  1. Nice shots! It must have been really nice there. If ever I’ll find myself in Corregidor Island, I’ll besure to check these out :> I want to see the lighthouse (never seen one my entire life) and the museum (I love museums!!!).

    Thanks for this!!!!

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