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Timanfaya National Park

Local name: Parque Nacional de Timanfaya

Timanfaya National Park, also known as the Mountains of Fire, is a Spanish national park located on the island of Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands archipelago. The most popular is the Islote de Hilario (volcanic route), it is also worth visiting the Centro de Visitantes, where you can learn a lot about volcanology. The park also has a viewpoint designed by César Manrique and the El Diablo restaurant, which specializes in grilled dishes powered by the heat of the volcano. Parque Nacional de Timanfaya entered the UNESCO list in 1993 as a biosphere reserve.

The park was established in volcanically active areas. Stones located only a few centimeters underground here have up to 100 ° C, and at a depth of 10 meters, the temperature can even reach 600 ° C. The longest and largest recorded eruption in history took place in the 18th century, and the last one in 1824. The park covers an area of 51.07 square kilometers. When visiting it, it is best to take advantage of touring coach trips, the so-called Ruta de los Volcanes.


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