Lanzarote is the island that belongs to the Canary Islands. It is located on the east of the archipelago and on the north of Fuerteventura.
Lanzarote is also known as “the island of fire-spitting mountains”. On Lanzarote are located approximately three hundred of volcanoes. In the autumn of 1730 here took place the explosion of thirty volcanoes at the same time. The explosion lasted six years. Because of this fact one third of the island was covered with ash and basalt, making it impossible to live in this place.
The main sight of Lanzarote is Cueva de Los Verdes Cave that is located on the north of the island under the lava masses of the Corona volcano. This cave is the largest in the world – its length estimates 6 kilometers and some halls of the cave are 24 meters wide and 15 meters tall. The cave was created during the flow of the scorching lava from the volcano directly to the sea. This has resulted to the appearance of the cave with tunnels and halls of different shapes. One of the halls has been later turned into a concert hall. Puerto del Carmen town is the largest tourist center of the island. On its territory are located numerous hotels, nightclubs and restaurants. The most expensive hotels and entertainment centers are concentrated nearby in Costa Teguise settlement.
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