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Caldera de Taburiente National Park

  • Caldera de Taburiente National Park © Turespaña

    Caldera de Taburiente National Park © Turespaña

  • Caldera de Taburiente National Park © Turespaña

    Caldera de Taburiente National Park © Turespaña

  

Category

National park

Area

4.690 hectares
La Palma, Canary Islands

Telephone+34 922922280

Fax+34 922497081

E-mailcaldera.cmayot@gobiernodecanarias.org

Websitehttp://www.magrama.gob.es/es/red-parques-nacionales/nuestros-parques/taburiente/

Canary Island landscape with character

The steep landscape of Caldera de Taburiente is crossed by a multitude of streams.

The steep landscape, a result of the vertical drop, is the National Park's top attraction. It is crossed by streams and waterfalls. The presence of endemic plant species such as the Canary Island pine stands out, and extends throughout its territory forming important masses. Caldera de Taburiente is a vast sunken area caused by erosion. It is one of the world's biggest and is surrounded by a circle of summits 8 km in diameter, in which the greatest heights on the island can be found: El Roque de los Muchachos (2,426 m), Pico de la Cruz (2,351 m), Piedra Llana (2,321 m), Pico de la Nieve (2.236 m), Punta de los Roques (2.085 m), etc. From these heights, the relief slumps inwards inside the Crater in almost vertical escarpments of no less than 800m, until reaching the summit 430 m above sea level in its lowest part, which involves drops of about 2,000 m.

Practical information

Information for visits

There are three main entrances: one from El Paso, another one from Llanos de Aridane (in a 4 x 4) and the third from Santa Cruz de La Palma. Check with the visitor centres.

Environmental information

It is an enormous circle 8 km in diameter and almost 2,000 metres of vertical drop giving it the appearance of a crater formed by volcanic eruptions, landslides and the action of the water. Just as the rest of the Canary Island archipelago, the island of La Palma emerged from the bottom of the ocean, as a result of different volcanic eruptions.

Cultural information

You can visit El Paso, the largest town on the island. On its vast plain stands the church of Ntra. Señora del Pino, which takes it name from the impressive example of the Canary Island pine which can be seen at its side.

  

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Jun 28, 2020 to Aug 5, 2020

Santa Cruz de la Palma
Quinquennial fiestas to mark the descent of the Virgin Mary

View of 'cabezudos' parading through the streets in the Quinquennial festivities to mark the Descent of the Virgin. Santa Cruz de la Palma, La Palma © Turespaña

This fiesta is usually celebrated every five years in July and August. Next edition: 2020.

Festivity of National Tourist Interest

Santa Cruz de la Palma
Fortnightly fiestas to mark the bringing down of the Virgin

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