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Teide National Park
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Teide National Park

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Natural
Country: Spain
Best of: Park, Mountains
Description:
Situated on the island of Tenerife, Teide National Park features the Teide-Pico Viejo stratovolcano that, at 3,718 m, is the highest peak on Spanish soil. Rising 7,500 m above the ocean floor, it is regarded as the world’s third-tallest volcanic structure and stands in a spectacular environment. The visual impact of the site is all the greater due to atmospheric conditions that create constantly changing textures and tones in the landscape and a ‘sea of clouds’ that forms a visually impressive backdrop to the mountain. Teide is of global importance in providing evidence of the geological processes that underpin the evolution of oceanic islands.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Teide National Park", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.