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Pico del Teide (Spain)

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Teide National Park where you can see the highest mountain of Spain, Teide volcano (3718 mt)

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Teide National Park where you can see the highest mountain of Spain, Teide volcano (3718 mt)

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Teide National Park where you can see the highest mountain of Spain, Teide volcano (3718 mt)

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Teide National Park where you can see the highest mountain of Spain, Teide volcano (3718 mt)

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In 8 minutes the Teide cable car reaches an altitude of 3550 meters

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In 8 minutes the Teide cable car reaches an altitude of 3550 meters

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In 8 minutes the Teide cable car reaches an altitude of 3550 meters

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In 8 minutes the Teide cable car reaches an altitude of 3550 meters

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There is also a path that reaches the top of the volcano but permission from the park is required to climb the slopes of Teide

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There is also a path that reaches the top of the volcano but permission from the park is required to climb the slopes of Teide

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La Canadas del Teide the plateau at the base of Pico del Teide framed by rocky walls. On the horizon Gomera Island

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La Canadas del Teide the plateau at the base of Pico del Teide framed by rocky walls. On the horizon Gomera Island

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Ancient lava flows reach the Atlantic Ocean on the west coast of the island

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Ancient lava flows reach the Atlantic Ocean on the west coast of the island

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Rocky peaks along the west coast emerge from the sea of clouds that cover the ocean

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Rocky peaks along the west coast emerge from the sea of clouds that cover the ocean

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Rocky peaks along the west coast emerge from the sea of clouds that cover the ocean

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Rocky peaks along the west coast emerge from the sea of clouds that cover the ocean

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Western tip of the island is characterized by rock pinnacles including La Roques de Garcia, one of the highest on the island

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Western tip of the island is characterized by rock pinnacles including La Roques de Garcia, one of the highest on the island

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Pico del Teide, 3718 m, the highest mountain in Spain nation

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Pico del Teide, 3718 m, the highest mountain in Spain nation

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Walking along the paths of the plateau (about 1600 m above sea level) you will encounter rocky pinnacles of all sizes

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Walking along the paths of the plateau (about 1600 m above sea level) you will encounter rocky pinnacles of all sizes

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Snow and ice persist in the shadow of the rocks

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Snow and ice persist in the shadow of the rocks

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La Canadas del Teide the plateau at the base of Pico del Teide framed by rocky walls

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La Canadas del Teide the plateau at the base of Pico del Teide framed by rocky walls

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La Canadas del Teide the plateau at the base of Pico del Teide framed by rocky walls

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La Canadas del Teide the plateau at the base of Pico del Teide framed by rocky walls

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The lunar spectacle of the great plateau at the base of Teide at about 1500 meters above sea level

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The lunar spectacle of the great plateau at the base of Teide at about 1500 meters above sea level

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La Canadas del Teide the plateau at the base of Pico del Teide framed by rocky walls

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La Canadas del Teide the plateau at the base of Pico del Teide framed by rocky walls

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The lava produced by the last eruption of Pico Viejo (3.131 m) in 1798, the oldest volcano on the island

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The lava produced by the last eruption of Pico Viejo (3.131 m) in 1798, the oldest volcano on the island

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The lava produced by the last eruption of Pico Viejo (3.131 m) in 1798, the oldest volcano on the island

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The lava produced by the last eruption of Pico Viejo (3.131 m) in 1798, the oldest volcano on the island

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The lava produced by the last eruption of Pico Viejo (3.131 m) in 1798, the oldest volcano on the island

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The lava produced by the last eruption of Pico Viejo (3.131 m) in 1798, the oldest volcano on the island

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The lava produced by the last eruption of Pico Viejo (3.131 m) in 1798, the oldest volcano on the island

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The lava produced by the last eruption of Pico Viejo (3.131 m) in 1798, the oldest volcano on the island

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The lava produced by the last eruption of Pico Viejo (3.131 m) in 1798, the oldest volcano on the island

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The lava produced by the last eruption of Pico Viejo (3.131 m) in 1798, the oldest volcano on the island

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Lava in the great depression of Llano de Ucanca

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Lava in the great depression of Llano de Ucanca

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Paradorn de las Canadas church (2300 m)

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Paradorn de las Canadas church (2300 m)

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Small villages made of white-plastered lava stones are scattered on the edges of the highlands

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Small villages made of white-plastered lava stones are scattered on the edges of the highlands

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The road that rises from the sea towards the highlands at the base of the volcanoes

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The road that rises from the sea towards the highlands at the base of the volcanoes

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Along the road that goes up to the highlands you can see layers of different minerals in contrasting colors

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Along the road that goes up to the highlands you can see layers of different minerals in contrasting colors

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The sedimentary rocks of Paisaje Lunar (lunar landscape) eroded by wind and water

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The sedimentary rocks of Paisaje Lunar (lunar landscape) eroded by wind and water

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The sedimentary rocks of Paisaje Lunar (lunar landscape) eroded by wind and water

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The sedimentary rocks of Paisaje Lunar (lunar landscape) eroded by wind and water

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The sedimentary rocks of Paisaje Lunar (lunar landscape) eroded by wind and water

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The sedimentary rocks of Paisaje Lunar (lunar landscape) eroded by wind and water

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The sedimentary rocks of Paisaje Lunar (lunar landscape) eroded by wind and water

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The sedimentary rocks of Paisaje Lunar (lunar landscape) eroded by wind and water

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The last eruption of Pico Viejo (3.131 m) in 1798, the oldest volcano on the island

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The last eruption of Pico Viejo (3.131 m) in 1798, the oldest volcano on the island

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Descending from the volcanic areas towards 2000 m of altitude, the Canarian pine forests begin

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Descending from the volcanic areas towards 2000 m of altitude, the Canarian pine forests begin

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Descending from the volcanic areas towards 2000 m of altitude, the Canarian pine forests begin

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Descending from the volcanic areas towards 2000 m of altitude, the Canarian pine forests begin

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Descending from the volcanic areas towards 2000 m of altitude, the Canarian pine forests begin

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Descending from the volcanic areas towards 2000 m of altitude, the Canarian pine forests begin

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The roads carved into the lava run through the volcanic areas of the island

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The roads carved into the lava run through the volcanic areas of the island

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Descending from the volcanic areas towards 2000 m of altitude, the Canarian pine forests begin

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Descending from the volcanic areas towards 2000 m of altitude, the Canarian pine forests begin

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Descending from the volcanic areas towards 2000 m of altitude, the Canarian pine forests begin

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Descending from the volcanic areas towards 2000 m of altitude, the Canarian pine forests begin

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The roads carved into the lava run through the volcanic areas of the island

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The roads carved into the lava run through the volcanic areas of the island

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In the park there are numerous picnic areas available to visitors in the shade of the Canary pines

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In the park there are numerous picnic areas available to visitors in the shade of the Canary pines

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Ancient lava flows form the cliffs around the island sheltering from the winds, banana plantations, the main product of Tenerife

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Ancient lava flows form the cliffs around the island sheltering from the winds, banana plantations, the main product of Tenerife

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Ancient lava flows form the cliffs around the island sheltering from the winds, banana plantations, the main product of Tenerife

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Ancient lava flows form the cliffs around the island sheltering from the winds, banana plantations, the main product of Tenerife

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Tenerife Island

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Tenerife Island

Teide National Park where you can see the highest mountain of Spain, Teide volcano (3718 mt)
Teide National Park where you can see the highest mountain of Spain, Teide volcano (3718 mt)
Teide National Park where you can see the highest mountain of Spain, Teide volcano (3718 mt)
Teide National Park where you can see the highest mountain of Spain, Teide volcano (3718 mt)
In 8 minutes the Teide cable car reaches an altitude of 3550 meters
In 8 minutes the Teide cable car reaches an altitude of 3550 meters
In 8 minutes the Teide cable car reaches an altitude of 3550 meters
In 8 minutes the Teide cable car reaches an altitude of 3550 meters
There is also a path that reaches the top of the volcano but permission from the park is required to climb the slopes of Teide
There is also a path that reaches the top of the volcano but permission from the park is required to climb the slopes of Teide
La Canadas del Teide the plateau at the base of Pico del Teide framed by rocky walls. On the horizon Gomera Island
La Canadas del Teide the plateau at the base of Pico del Teide framed by rocky walls. On the horizon Gomera Island
Ancient lava flows reach the Atlantic Ocean on the west coast of the island
Ancient lava flows reach the Atlantic Ocean on the west coast of the island
Rocky peaks along the west coast emerge from the sea of clouds that cover the ocean
Rocky peaks along the west coast emerge from the sea of clouds that cover the ocean
Rocky peaks along the west coast emerge from the sea of clouds that cover the ocean
Rocky peaks along the west coast emerge from the sea of clouds that cover the ocean
Western tip of the island is characterized by rock pinnacles including La Roques de Garcia, one of the highest on the island
Western tip of the island is characterized by rock pinnacles including La Roques de Garcia, one of the highest on the island
Pico del Teide, 3718 m, the highest mountain in Spain nation
Pico del Teide, 3718 m, the highest mountain in Spain nation
Walking along the paths of the plateau (about 1600 m above sea level) you will encounter rocky pinnacles of all sizes
Walking along the paths of the plateau (about 1600 m above sea level) you will encounter rocky pinnacles of all sizes
Snow and ice persist in the shadow of the rocks
Snow and ice persist in the shadow of the rocks
La Canadas del Teide the plateau at the base of Pico del Teide framed by rocky walls
La Canadas del Teide the plateau at the base of Pico del Teide framed by rocky walls
La Canadas del Teide the plateau at the base of Pico del Teide framed by rocky walls
La Canadas del Teide the plateau at the base of Pico del Teide framed by rocky walls
The lunar spectacle of the great plateau at the base of Teide at about 1500 meters above sea level
The lunar spectacle of the great plateau at the base of Teide at about 1500 meters above sea level
La Canadas del Teide the plateau at the base of Pico del Teide framed by rocky walls
La Canadas del Teide the plateau at the base of Pico del Teide framed by rocky walls
The lava produced by the last eruption of Pico Viejo (3.131 m) in 1798, the oldest volcano on the island
The lava produced by the last eruption of Pico Viejo (3.131 m) in 1798, the oldest volcano on the island
The lava produced by the last eruption of Pico Viejo (3.131 m) in 1798, the oldest volcano on the island
The lava produced by the last eruption of Pico Viejo (3.131 m) in 1798, the oldest volcano on the island
The lava produced by the last eruption of Pico Viejo (3.131 m) in 1798, the oldest volcano on the island
The lava produced by the last eruption of Pico Viejo (3.131 m) in 1798, the oldest volcano on the island
The lava produced by the last eruption of Pico Viejo (3.131 m) in 1798, the oldest volcano on the island
The lava produced by the last eruption of Pico Viejo (3.131 m) in 1798, the oldest volcano on the island
The lava produced by the last eruption of Pico Viejo (3.131 m) in 1798, the oldest volcano on the island
The lava produced by the last eruption of Pico Viejo (3.131 m) in 1798, the oldest volcano on the island
Lava in the great depression of Llano de Ucanca
Lava in the great depression of Llano de Ucanca
Paradorn de las Canadas church (2300 m)
Paradorn de las Canadas church (2300 m)
Small villages made of white-plastered lava stones are scattered on the edges of the highlands
Small villages made of white-plastered lava stones are scattered on the edges of the highlands
The road that rises from the sea towards the highlands at the base of the volcanoes
The road that rises from the sea towards the highlands at the base of the volcanoes
Along the road that goes up to the highlands you can see layers of different minerals in contrasting colors
Along the road that goes up to the highlands you can see layers of different minerals in contrasting colors
The sedimentary rocks of Paisaje Lunar (lunar landscape) eroded by wind and water
The sedimentary rocks of Paisaje Lunar (lunar landscape) eroded by wind and water
The sedimentary rocks of Paisaje Lunar (lunar landscape) eroded by wind and water
The sedimentary rocks of Paisaje Lunar (lunar landscape) eroded by wind and water
The sedimentary rocks of Paisaje Lunar (lunar landscape) eroded by wind and water
The sedimentary rocks of Paisaje Lunar (lunar landscape) eroded by wind and water
The sedimentary rocks of Paisaje Lunar (lunar landscape) eroded by wind and water
The sedimentary rocks of Paisaje Lunar (lunar landscape) eroded by wind and water
The last eruption of Pico Viejo (3.131 m) in 1798, the oldest volcano on the island
The last eruption of Pico Viejo (3.131 m) in 1798, the oldest volcano on the island
Descending from the volcanic areas towards 2000 m of altitude, the Canarian pine forests begin
Descending from the volcanic areas towards 2000 m of altitude, the Canarian pine forests begin
Descending from the volcanic areas towards 2000 m of altitude, the Canarian pine forests begin
Descending from the volcanic areas towards 2000 m of altitude, the Canarian pine forests begin
Descending from the volcanic areas towards 2000 m of altitude, the Canarian pine forests begin
Descending from the volcanic areas towards 2000 m of altitude, the Canarian pine forests begin
The roads carved into the lava run through the volcanic areas of the island
The roads carved into the lava run through the volcanic areas of the island
Descending from the volcanic areas towards 2000 m of altitude, the Canarian pine forests begin
Descending from the volcanic areas towards 2000 m of altitude, the Canarian pine forests begin
Descending from the volcanic areas towards 2000 m of altitude, the Canarian pine forests begin
Descending from the volcanic areas towards 2000 m of altitude, the Canarian pine forests begin
The roads carved into the lava run through the volcanic areas of the island
The roads carved into the lava run through the volcanic areas of the island
In the park there are numerous picnic areas available to visitors in the shade of the Canary pines
In the park there are numerous picnic areas available to visitors in the shade of the Canary pines
Ancient lava flows form the cliffs around the island sheltering from the winds, banana plantations, the main product of Tenerife
Ancient lava flows form the cliffs around the island sheltering from the winds, banana plantations, the main product of Tenerife
Ancient lava flows form the cliffs around the island sheltering from the winds, banana plantations, the main product of Tenerife
Ancient lava flows form the cliffs around the island sheltering from the winds, banana plantations, the main product of Tenerife
Tenerife Island
Tenerife Island

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By: Carlo Piccinelli ID: 176

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Although located on the island of Tenerife (Canary archipelago), the Teide with its 3,718 m of altitude is the mountain, or rather the volcano, the highest in Spain nation. Located almost in the center of the island of Tenerife, the Pico del Teide together with the Pico Viejo (old) are located within the Teide Volcanic National Park (UNESCO Heritage). Thanks to a cable car with departure station at 1,200 meters above sea level, it is possible to climb quickly (about 8 minutes), up to the arrival station at 3,550 meters above sea level and from there, thanks to a path, to reach the top of the volcano. To go up on foot following a path paved with lava rocks, you need a permit issued by the park authority. From the top of the volcano you can observe the panorama of the island and, on clear days, of the entire Canary archipelago. The long lava flows produced in ancient times by the volcano reach the Atlantic Ocean generating high cliffs of brown and black rocks that plunge into the clear ocean waters. An unforgettable excursion that ends in the woods of Canary pines and small low-altitude villages where you can taste typical local dishes.
Links for more informations:
https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1258/
https://www.spain.info/en/info/tenerife-tourist-info/