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Lighthouse overlooking cliffs at Portocolom Mallorca Spain

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The Portocolom lighthouse was built in 1863 and renovated to it's present state in 1965. It's a manned lighthouse and not open to the general public. Portocolom lies on the south east coast of Mallorca and is the biggest natural harbour there.

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