Thursday, May 24, 2018

SPAIN ~ Teide National Park - Tenerife - UNESCO ~

... Great new National Park sent from Tenerife... the largest and oldest out of all the national parks in the Canary Islands... the most visited in Europe with around three million visitors a year... the park covers one of the world's most stunning volcanic landscapes... sharp-edged and pointed stones form a lunar landscape that was the setting for Science-Fiction films such as Star Wars and Planet of the apes... a major must-do on the island is taking the cable car up Mount Teide... it brings you to a viewing area just 163m below the mighty volcano’s peak, which affords incredible views across the island and beyond... Thanks a lot Anna!! ❀◕ ‿ ◕❀
Photo: Ramon Donate

Teide National Park is a national park surrounding Mount Teide in the middle of Tenerife covering roughly 19,000 hectares (47,000 acres). This Park was created in 1954 in recognition of its volcanic and biological singularity. It is Spain's highest point and the third tallest volcano in the world.

The fauna and flora includes a significant array of endemic Canarian species and several others that only live in the Park.

Teide National Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007 under the Natural Asset category.


(Issued 09-01-2018)

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