National Park Timanfaya

Timanfaya

To give the many tourists who want to visit the area a good view of the volcanoes, a center was built in the middle of the volcanic area, of course by César Manrique. From there, buses leave for a round trip of about 10 kilometers through the volcanic area. You can not leave the bus during the tour. Photos are thus taken from behind the glass, unless you have secured a place in the first row and the driver is in a good mood, so that he occasionally opens the front door.

The center is located on Islote de Hilario. Hilario was a hermit who lived in the area in the 19th century, under a fig tree and with his camel. In the middle of the building, the remains of the tree and of the camel are still visible. Truth or a nice story for the tourists? What does it matter!

There are also some demonstrations to prove the volcanic origin:

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The center is visited by nearly one million tourists a year. However, due to the way everything is organized, the impact on this vulnerable piece of nature remains relatively limited. If you want a more intimate experience with the volcanic area, you should go hiking the Ruta de Tremesana , this is only reserved for those who carefully plan their trip.

Timanfaya

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