Teide National Park is a national park located on Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain). It is centered on Mount Teide, the highest mountain of Spain (3,718 metres high) and the islands of the Atlantic (it is the third largest volcano in the world from its base on the ocean floor). It was declared a national park on 22 January 1954, making it one of the oldest national parks in Spain. It is also the largest national park in Spain and an important part of the Canary Islands. Another volcano located in the park (next to Teide) is Pico Viejo. It is the second tallest volcano in the Canary Islands with its 3,135-metre-high peak.
The park has an area of 18,990 hectares and was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO on June 28, 2007. Since the end of 2007, it has also been one of the 12 Treasures of Spain. On a ridge, to the east of Teide, are the telescopes of the Observatorio del Teide. Territorially, it belongs to the municipality of La Orotava.
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