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Teide

National Park

T

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