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Europe’s First Gas Lit Lighthouse And Much More…

Which was the first lighthouse in Europe to be lit with gas? Well it has been claimed that the honour belongs to a lighthouse in the small fishing village of Savudrija on the northwestern Adriatic coast of Croatia.

The Savudrija Lighthouse, which has put the Istrian coastal settlement on the map, is the oldest lighthouse in Croatia. The 36 metre high lighthouse was built-in 1818, and according to urban legend, built-in the name of love for an Austrian statesmen and a Croatian noblewomen.

The lighthouse today has been turned into 4-bedroom apartment which is rented out to tourists looking to experience a unique setting. The lighthouse is just 30 metres away from beaches and has an abundant of tourist facilities such as restaurants and sports facilities nearby.

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