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Timanfaya National Park

Timanfaya National Park

UNESCO designated the Timanfaya volcanic field a national park in 1993. The 200 square kilometre area affords an interesting geological phenomena and contains 180 types of plants. Only ten meters below, in the Earth’s interior, the temperature reaches 600 degrees Celsius! Timanfaya is a living laboratory for biological research. The area was completely destroyed by repeated volcanic eruptions between 1730 and 1736, and later in 1824. Not surprisingly, one of the peaks is called Fire Mountain.
Jameos del Agua and Cueva de los Verdes

Jameos del Agua and Cueva de los Verdes

One of the world’s most interesting cave formations is to be found 27 kilometres north of the capital, Arrecife. When the volcano Monte de la Corona erupted 3,000 years ago, a subterranean complex of caves and lakes was created – Jameos del Agua. One of them is 62 metres long and 21 metres high. Here you can find everything from courtyards to subterranean auditoria. Cueva de los Verdes is adjacent with its 7 kilometre long volcanic tunnel. There is a subterranean lake in the largest cave.
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