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Teide

Tenerife Teide

The Teide is characterized by a strange landscape caused by volcanic eruptions. In 1492, Christopher Columbus saw one of the biggest eruption from Gomera after starting his journey to America. In 1798 it recorded eruptions, although of lesser intensity. However, both produced an amount of more than 12 cubic meters of volcanic material on the edge of the mountain Chahorra. This caused in mountains of black rock and knife-sharp rocks, which are colloquial name noses of Teide.

The Teide is a volcano with a height of 3718 meters and is the highest peak of Spain and emerging land in the Atlantic Ocean. Besides being the third volcano in the world from its base, after Mauma Loa and Mauna Kea on the island of Hawaiib>. During the winter, El Teide shows its most beautiful face with its snowy summit. In order to make the climb to Teide, use a cable that is in the park road, to rise from a height of 2600 to 3600 meters in just 15 minutes.
From the 3600 meters there is a walk up to the crater. The volcano's summit offers a spectacular view on a clear day. If you get notice of park staff there is a path that leads to the crater. Furthermore, these guided tours on foot and by car.
The peak of Teide consists of a crater, called the Rambleta, and with a diameter of about 850 meters. Inside it, emerges "Pilon de Azucar", the highlight being a crater at 3718 meters high, which continues its manifestation in the form of volcanic fumaroles and solfataras, about 85 degrees centigrade.
The Teide is surrounded by peaks of lower altitude as Pico Viejo or Chahorra to 3100 meters, and has a crater 800 meters in diameter, or Mountain Rajada, characteristic for the abundance of obsidian, black volcanic rock brighter color.

From the top down, you get to Las Cañadas del Teide, which once were meadows, and in which we currently find flat lava fields and caves, as the Ice Cave and the Cave of the Hunters.
In this area there is a huge amount of foreign plant species such as rose Guanche, of which only 50 are registered worldwide about or the Teide bugloss, blooming every spring to a height of 3 meters. Native fauna is also of great interest, as the lizard blight, or Teide finch deep blue.
The conservation of this natural causes is totally prohibited the collection of any type of plant, mineral or animal species, but it is really worth the visit.

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San Cristóbal de La Laguna


San Cristóbal de la Laguna

La Laguna is concentrated in a very small space and was the first capital of Tenerife, making it easy to explore on foot. Getting Ahead in the square surrounded by buildings of great historical value.
Here are located the City that was founded in 1546, the Casa de Anchieta, where José de Anchieta born, founder of Sao Paulo city in Brazil. Furthermore Nava Palace and the Monastery of St. Catherine of Siena.
La Laguna is one of the cities nominated World Heritage Site by UNESCO, which maintains the original urban layout, which was used by the settlers of the New World in the creation of some American cities. Race Street is an example of the architectural structure of this zone extends along the historic downtown buildings and homes across the Corregidor, the Corn Exchange and the General Captains.
Not to forget the visit to the Cathedral of San Cristóbal de La Laguna. Gothic style, the cathedral is the most important religious building of the city and has an interesting artistic heritage.
There are more mansions opposite the Church of the Conception. Renaissance Church was the main, and today is a symbol of the island
From the Plaza de la Concepción while turning to the left leads to the street of Farriers, interesting place to know the culture and architecture Canarian. Otherwise, if you turn right you come to San Agustin Street, where the houses Salazar, Jesuits and Montañéz.
Also across the street from St. Augustine found Lercaro Palace, the Museum of History of Tenerife, the church, and the hospital of Our Lady of Sorrows and the Canary Institute.
In the nearby streets are other buildings like the house in the street Ossuna Juan Vera, or the Rodriguez Mansion Steel and the Church of San Sebastian Street and Grimón Nava. A little further away is the Shrine of the Holy Christ, next to the Plaza de San Francisco.

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About Tenerife

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Proportionately square kilometers altitude, Tenerife is the highest in the world with. Because of the Azores anticyclone and trade winds cause a unique weather phenomenon softening temperatures. That is why the climate of the Canary Islands is considered one of the world's most balanced climates. With an annual average 23 degrees and with little difference between stations makes possible to enjoy a temperance climate throughout the year.
The island of Tenerife has a vast variety of microclimates, ecosystems, plants, animals and landscapes endemic nature of proven, so it is considered a micro universe surprising for tourists. In Tenerife, we can also find beautiful beaches and laurel forests, fossil plant species is extinct in the world, dating from the era of European Tertiary.
Also you can see desert areas, cultivation of fruit and wonderful villages and the modern capital of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Finally the Laguna which is the second largest city of Tenerife but the only one of the islands that has been credited with the distinction of Good World Heritage by UNESCO.

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Laurel forest

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The laurel forest is characterized in subtropical climate terms for smooth and stable temperature and a high humidity. About 20 million years ago, this forest formation occupied the Mediterranean. Currently we can only find in the archipelagos of Macaronesia, one being Tenerife. The laurel has its origin in ancient forests of the Mediterranean tertiary that disappeared millions of years ago. They are tree species that come from the family of Fayal lauraceous together to form what we call Monteverde.
The laurel needs a moist habitat for development, temperatures around 20 degrees, frost, and rainfall of 600-1000 mm. These climatic conditions are located at an altitude of 400-1500 meters and need the influence of the trade winds that cause the so-called sea of clouds.
The laurel forests are composed of a large number of species that come from the family of the laurels as: ferns, ivy, vines, laurel, Viñátigo and abundant fungi, mosses and lichens.
The density of the laurel leaves promotes condensation of fog and clouds, forming a shower at the foot of each tree known as horizontal rain. This rain makes the soil remains moist always, facilitating the growth of mosses, ferns and lichens.
In Tenerife we find the laurel forests in Anaga Park in Aguagarcía, on the slope of Tigaiga and Teno massif.

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