Batumi Lighthouse

Batumi Lighthouse

The history of the Batumi lighthouse beganin 1863, when Ajara was under the control of the Ottomans. The Ottoman lighthouse department built the first lighthouse near a Turkish fortress on the cape. The second lighthouse was built after the transfer of Batumi to Russiain 1878. A 21-meter-high lighthouse was constructed by a French firm in 1882. A year later, an optic apparatus was installed on the lighthouse. The tower of the lighthouse is an octagonal stone building that interestingly resembles a residential home.

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