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Bourbon Lighthouse: the small lighthouse in the port

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The Bourbon Lighthouse welcomes large ships entering and leaving the port of Bari every day

 

Characteristic Bourbon lighthouse Bari Puglia

The Bourbon Lighthouse is a small stone lighthouse located on the pier in the oldest area of ​​the Port of Bari , near the cruise terminal .

Active since 1887 (and modified in the following years) , this small lighthouse continues with its red light to signal the entrance to the large ships that crowd the imposing port of Bari .

Thanks to over 100 years of history, the lighthouse has also witnessed some dramatic events that have characterized this place, above all the bombing of Allied ships docked at the port during the Second World War (1943) and the explosion of the American steamship Henderson ( 1945) , a terrifying explosion that even destroyed several warehouses and naval cranes in the area, except the Bourbon Lighthouse .

Another very interesting aspect to point out is the strong link of the Bourbon Lighthouse with old Bari as exactly on the back of the building there is a tortuous wall which testifies to a very old connection with the characteristic wall of the ancient village of the city, precisely with the bastion of Santa Scolastica , a connection which was later interrupted to create the current Bari seafront .

Visit Bourbon Lighthouse Porto BariTherefore, if your experience in Bari starts from the port, the Bourbon Lighthouse certainly represents your first attraction to photograph when arriving from the sea, but also to visit more closely (it is possible to approach and admire it from the outside) ; an unmissable attraction for those fascinated by the beauty of these lighthouses scattered around the world.
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