The largest lighthouse in Colombia, ‘The Window of Dreams’ (La Ventana de Sueños), will be inaugurated in an ceremony paying tribute to immigrants who arrived in 1888 through the second longest pier in the world.
In the heart of the municipality of Puerto Colombia, Atlantico, a majestic and illuminated monument is about to come to life. On December 18, the ‘La Ventana de Sueños’ Lighthouse will be lit, adding one more symbol to the National Monuments of the area and becoming a vital reference for vessels navigating the Colombian Caribbean coasts.
Reach of 35 kilometers
With a luminous range of 35 kilometers, this lighthouse will safely guide sailors on their journey along the shores of Puerto Colombia. The structure, composed of glass and aluminum, will be not only functional but also a work of art, designed to beautify the area and attract tourism.
The design of the lighthouse is inspired by drawings provided by children from the local school, simulating the shape of a sailing ship’s sail, paying homage to the history and the maritime environment surrounding it.
This monumental structure is the result of the efforts of more than 130 workers, led by the company Tecnoglass, renowned for its high-quality architectural products. The construction, comprising steel and more than twelve hundred square meters of glass, seeks to merge with the tones of the Caribbean Sea and emerge as a natural element as the day progresses.
With its skeleton of 120 tons of galvanized steel and protection against corrosion, the lighthouse has been erected in a record time of eight months, demonstrating the dedication and skill of the artisans and builders involved.
This lighthouse will not only serve as a visual reference point but also as a spectacle in itself. Equipped with 55,000 LED lights, it offers a constantly changing luminous experience, altering its appearance and character constantly.
Tribute to Migrants
The Window of Dreams lighthouse is also a tribute to immigrants who contributed to the development of the Caribbean and the country, marking the history and cultural diversity of the region. Its inauguration, scheduled for December 18, coincides with the date designated by the UN to honor immigrants worldwide.
In addition to its symbolic importance, this lighthouse promises to be the stage for future celebrations. Its design and strategic location make it the ideal place to bid farewell to the old year and welcome the new year, and it promises to become a landmark gathering point for the local community and visitors.