Faro de los Morrillos

North Coast

Within the Parque Histórico de Arecibo complex, this lighthouse dates from 1897 and is an excellent example of Spanish neoclassical architecture. There's a museum inside displaying artifacts salvaged from shipwrecks.

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1. Balneario Morrillos

0.95 MILES

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2. Catedral San Felipe Apostol

1.22 MILES

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3. Museo de Arte e Historia

1.38 MILES

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4. Cueva del Indio

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6.91 MILES

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7. Observatorio de Arecibo

9.87 MILES

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8. Bosque Estatal de Río Abajo

10.24 MILES

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