he Teide volcano (3,718 m) is the
highest summit of all the landmasses
in the Atlantic Ocean and is the third
highest volcanic island of the world.
It arose in one of the bigest calderas
on Earth, the Cañadas caldera, with a
45 km of perimeter and 600 m depth.
This caldera has in its walls a complex
and important geological history of
the central part of the Tenerife Island.
In this geological guidebook we show,
in a divulgative way, the processes of
volcanic construction, explosions, sub-
sidence and landslides that have made
of this park one of the most impressive
volcanic landscapes of the world.
G E O L O G I C A L G U I D E