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This park is located on the largest island of the Canary archipelago – the island of Tenerife. The 11 thousand hectare park was founded here in 1956. The main natural objects that are protected in this park are gorges in the central part of the island and mountain forests growing on the slopes of Teide – volcanic massif. The park was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The island itself is a volcano that is a continuation of the volcanic Teide peak, which is 3718 meters high.
The ascent time to the observation deck, located just 200 meters from the top of the volcano, is only 10 minutes by cable car.
Around the mountain there are stones, which are long-frozen lava clots. In total, they come in three colors: red, white and black. These clots standing here for a long time are comparable in size to individual mountains. Due to the influence of the sun and wind, they have very interesting and bizarre shapes.
Interesting enough are the Teide eggs. - black stones that are scattered throughout the park. There are especially many of them near the Montagny Blanca mountain. Their sizes vary, but the color always remains the same. The smallest of them are considered volcanic bombs, which means that they were thrown out of the volcano during the eruption.
The park is mainly home to Canary pine.
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Topic: Teide National Park in Spain, Canary Islands resort.