On the outskirts of the Canarian town of Corralejo, there is a modern complex which houses a cluster of shops and restaurants. It’s been built in traditional style, and has at its heart a bell tower – campanario in Spanish.
Not only does it chime every hour, but provides a wonderful viewpoint over the entire seaside resort and beyond. It’s easy to see Corralejo’s twin wind turbines (Fuerteventura can be very blustery), the harbour and across the sea to Lanzarote and the nearby islet of Lobos.
I clambered up several flights of stairs on a couple of occasions, the more memorable being for the end of the day and a dramatic sunset. The viewing platform was always empty. A very handy resource for a photographer looking for some elevation.
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- If you’d like to see more from el campanario, tune into a live webcam stream by visiting this page.