Teide Tops Visitor Poll
A study carried out by the consumer group Eroski revealed that the Teide National Park received more than 2.7million visitors last year, making it the most popular attraction throughout the whole of Spain.
Five years ago Teide National Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is visited by thousands of people each year who travel to marvel at its surreal landscapes sculpted by volcanic eruptions which stirred beneath the ocean’s surface millions of years ago.
The Teide National Park was selected to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site because: “it is an outstanding example representing major stages of the Earth’s history, including the record of life, significant ongoing geological processes in the development of landforms and significant geomorphic of physiographic features”.
There is another UNESCO World Heritage Site in Tenerife which is a wonderful place to spend a few hours and see a side of the island that most tourists never experience – the island’s original capital and university city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna. This site was nominated in 1999 – eight years before Teide National Park – and is home to beautifully restored buildings which date back hundreds of years.
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