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LA PALMA: The Beautiful Island

La Palma, also called the "green island" because of its exuberant countryside Photo was declared a Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO.

It's major sight is the National Park Caldera de Taburiente with its huge volcanic crater, 9 kilometres wide and 770 meters deep Photo From the view-point Mirador de la Cumbrecita this terrific natural monument can be overlooked best.

At the edge of the Caldera de Taburiente National Park there is the island's highest mountain, Roque de los Muchachos (2426m). In the municipality of Garafía, at 2396 m. above sea level, you can get to know an important astrophysical observatory with one of the most ample and modern equipments of telescopes to be found anywhere in the world. The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias organises visits for colleges and groups as part of a public campaign to make astronomy accessible to everyone.

More about La Palma ...

Santa Cruz de la Palma

The island's capital and a picturesque port-town ...


... extraordinary landscape, great beaches, picturesque villages ...

Photo Tour

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