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Teide National Park (Parq Nacional del Teide) description and photos - Spain - Canary Islands: Tenerife. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Parq Nacional del Teide.
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In the municipality of La Orotava, there is perhaps the most famous national park in the Canary Islands - the Teide Nature Reserve. It was formed in 1954 and covers the two peaks of Tenerife - the Teide and Pico Viejo volcanoes, as well as the adjacent territory.
The area of the national park is 18,900 hectares. The most interesting object of the reserve is the Teide volcano, 3718 meters above sea level. In fact, the base of the volcano is located at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, therefore, once at its top, you can congratulate yourself, for you have conquered a mountain with a height of 7500 meters. You can climb to the Teide crater, and for this you do not need to stubbornly and for a long time walk along a steep slope. The cable car rises to the mark of 3555 meters. Further the path is closed, if travelers, of course, did not take care of a special permit issued by the office of Teide National Park in La Orotava allowing you to walk a little more to look into the mouth of the volcano. From the point where the funicular delivers, as in the palm of your hand, you can see the island of Tenerife and other islands of the Canary archipelago.
The territory of the park, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2007, was once a sacred place for the Guanches, the people who lived in the Canary archipelago. The natives believed that in the mouth of the Teide volcano is the entrance to hell.
The volcano is sleeping now. The lava from its last eruption mixed with the soil and contributed to the rapid growth of many native plant species. Among them there are 33 species of endemics, that is, those representatives of the flora that grow only in Tenerife.
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