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Tenerife Attractions - Teide national park

Teide national park which is home to Mount Teide stands at 3718 meters (12198 foot) and is also the highest peak on in Spain and the worlds third largest volcano. The last eruption of mount Teide was in 1909.

The area around mount Teide was declared a national park in 1954, the national park has an volcanic crater 48 km in circumference in which Mount Teide if found. Mount Teide stands at an impressive 3.718 meters high and is the highest mountain in Spain.

Mount Teide stand so high that in winter snow is a very common sight. In the summer months the temperatures can reach above 40C.

From the peak of mount Teide you can see Gran canaria, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro.

The main past time of visitors to Tenerife is walking up the mountain but without a summit permit (which you obtain for free) you are only allowed as far as the two miradors and their connecting path. Much of the mountain is restriction to help avoid potential erosion and disturbance.

The drive up to mount Teide is also very scenic taking you through some lush green forests where you are able to stop off and take in the views.

You can drive up to the cable car area to get to the very top of mount Teide but parking is very limited.

There are many organised tours that you can take which you can book either through your tour operator or through a third party.

Below are some pictures of Teide National Park, click on the images for larger versions.

Mount Teide Mount Teide Cable Cars Teide National Park
Teide National Park Land Scape Teide National Park Forest View down to Puerto de la Cruz
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