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Sightseeing in Tenerife - what to see. Complete travel guide

This Spanish island simply strikes its visitors by the number of sites and places of interest. Among them you will find old buildings and modern cultural centers, as well as breathtaking natural reserves.
Travelers shouldn’t limit the program of Tenerife vacations by staying at local beaches and hiking, as there is a tremendous amount of interesting entertainment options on the island. … Open
Teide Volcano is the main sight of the resort. The name of the city has come from the name of volcano. It can be literally translated as "Snow Mountain" because early settlers called the town after they had seen a unique view of snow-covered peaks of Teide. The piedmont area is the location of National Park Las Cañadas del Teide. The landscape here reminds of scenes from the movie about Moon – you will see same weathered rocks and lava flows. Only amazing plants give this area the "Earth" look.
The most famous ancient monuments of this place are the pyramids of Guymar, which are located in the eastern part of the city. The purpose of this architectural complex remains a mystery up to our days. Nowadays Ethnographic Park is organized around the pyramids. The staff of this complex will tell all visitors about their studies and assumptions concerning this mysterious place. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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The most popular entertainment complex of this place is called Loro Parque. Here you will find a large aquarium, a botanical garden, a zoo and many exciting attractions for young visitors. Guests of the park can make a walk through the tunnel of sharks, watch dolphins’ performances, visit the cave of bats and see beautiful and large parrots. Eagles Park is another notable park and a famous nature reserve. Here you can see over 500 species of wild animals and birds, visit an unforgettable performance, the main actors in which are eagles. Lovers of old architectural buildings will surely like the tour to Castle of San Miguel. Here take place various jousting tournaments, the winners of which are determined by spectators.
Tenerife You can walk along the picturesque historical streets and admire the unique monuments of architecture in San Cristobal de la Laguna city. It is located in the immediate vicinity of the capital. This town was founded in the 15th century. Presently, its entire territory is a World Heritage Site. Until 1723, the picturesque town was the capital of the island of Tenerife. The most beautiful centuries-old buildings have been preserved there. Their facades are brightly-colored nowadays, which makes the atmosphere even more unique.
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The Museum of Nature and Man occupies a spectacular historical building. It was opened in 1958. The museum's collection includes hundreds of exhibits, among which are unique archaeological finds, paleontological exhibits, and collections of botanical artifacts. Absolutely all the pieces have been taken from the territory of the Canary archipelago. A large library occupies the part of the museum.
Tenerife There are very interesting religious sights on the island, as well. In the vicinity of the capital, is located the Basilica of Candelaria. This old church forms a single complex with an old Dominican monastery. It is distinguished by a spectacular design of the facade and numerous sophisticated elements. Its main shrine is a wooden statue of the Virgin of Candelaria. The statue is there since the opening of the monastery. Every year, bright holidays are held in honor of the patron saint.
Tenerife Island has over 500 hotels to offer to its visitors and many of them are five-star hotels. Dream Gran Tacande resort hotel is located at El Duke Beach in the town of Adeje. … Open
The abundance of caves is a distinctive feature of Tenerife. The Wind Cave is the largest in Europe and the most visited one. As researchers have found, it was formed more than 27000 years ago as a result of a large volcanic eruption. The cave itself is an underground complex of incredible proportions. Its visitors can see beautiful terraces and cascades formed by frozen lava. In some places there're even frozen lava lakes.
Tenerife Tenerife can boast an incredibly beautiful coniferous wood Esperanza. You can admire its beautiful cedars, eucalyptus, and unique Canarian pine, which is found nowhere else in the world. Walking there is a real recreational event since the air is saturated with eucalyptus vapors and other rare components.
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Reference information
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Tenerife
♥   Castle 'Castle of San Felipe' Canary Islands, 14.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of San Miguel' Canary Islands, 24.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of San Joaquín' Canary Islands, 35.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of San Juan' Canary Islands, 37 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of San Andrés' Canary Islands, 45 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Tenerife
♥   World Heritage Site 'Teide National Park' , 5.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Corona Forestal' , 5.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nacional Park 'El Teide' , 6.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cave 'Cueva Cerdaña' , 41.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Majona' , 59.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Tenerife from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Garajonay National Park

From the series “Top 15 Unesco Sites in Europe”
The national park has lots of amazing hiking trails; however, some areas of the park are closed to tourists. The most attractive and popular entertainment for the park guests is still climbing the Garajonay mountain, which is nothing but an ancient extinct volcano. The mountain offers a simply great view of the island; evergreen forests and the coast can be admired in all their glory. The year-round ecological museum exhibition that is devoted to the peculiarities of the ecosystem of the La Gomera island, operates in the park. Another great place to visit is the Botanical Garden. … Read further

Piramides de Guimar

From the series “Top Survived Pyramids from Previous Civilizations”
Many scientists including Tur Hayerdal disagree with this theory of the appearance of the pyramids. In addition to the rolling stones from the local fields, the lava beds were also used during the construction of the pyramids. The ground was paved carefully before the pyramid was built. And the regular architectural form of the buildings and inexplicably inexplicable: why would you form the pyramids from the stones if you could just pile them up? Today, six ancient pyramids are united in the great complex, on whose territory there are several museums and several excellent recreation areas. Many tourists strive to visit Guimar pyramids on the day of the summer westerly turn to observe the unique phenomenon - the twilight - still a mystery of the strange buildings. … Read further
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