Roque de Los Muchachos, La Palma

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Roque de los Muchachos is a rocky mound at the highest point on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands, Spain. The rocks are found at an elevation of 2,423 m above sea level, not far from the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos, where some of the world's largest telescopes are situated; the altitude and the dryness of the climate here give rise to excellent observing conditions. The rocks are contained with the Parque Nacional de la Caldera de Taburiente.From the Roque, one can see the islands of Tenerife, El Hierro and La Gomera.
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  • Spectacular views from the Summit. It carries a lot clothes even if the day is sunny. It protects the skin with sunscreen and, above all, lips with some balm... mine ended cracked in cold :(
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  • For me the number one of la Palma, certainly since Santa Cruz de la Palma, it takes about an hour and a half away, after ago about a 30-minute walks on paths safe but steep inadvisable to invalid people and the very young child s. but the view is exceptional, the superb and gigantic caldera. We pass the observatories which are for the moment unfortunately closed to the public, too bad, as I made the visit 8 years ago and it was very interesting, but the service is trying to be reorganized want this to be successful.
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  • After the visit of santa Cruz we decided to climb up to the los roque Muchachos good you must be motivated and not have the sickness as mountain road with some of the hairpin turns for more than an hour but get up there game that she view! ! During our visit in February there was still snow we have down on the other side to see the small harbour of tazacorte or we eat very syma
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  • Absolutely fantastic place to visit, would highly recommend to anyone in the area to go. It will not dissapoint!!
  • Brilliant! The views on a clear day are incredible. Parking can be tricky when busy and you should be able to tell this before reaching the top, just find a spot further down the hill.
  • Absolutely stunning. Went on a day long excursion with TUI and this was a part of it, I can't recommend this enough if you come to La Palma.
  • Don't miss this place. Essential natural wonder on the beautiful island of La Palma. Bring warm clothes, it's high !
  • Incredible views. Definitely worth the drive up to the top!

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