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A Volcanic Island in the Canaries: Teide National Park. ©NHK/ UNESCO TV 2007
A Volcanic Island in the Canaries: Teide National Park

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Situated on the island of Tenerife, Teide National Park features the Teide-Pico Viejo stratovolcano that, at 3,718 m, is the highest peak on Spanish soil. Rising 7,500 m above the ocean floor, it is regarded as the world's third-tallest volcanic structure and stands in a spectacular environment. The visual impact of the site is all the greater due to atmospheric conditions that create constantly changing textures and tones in the landscape and a ‘sea of clouds' that forms a visually impressive backdrop to the mountain. Teide is of global importance in providing evidence of the geological processes that underpin the evolution of oceanic islands.

on this subject: WHC documentation about this site

Place/region: Teide park, Tenerife, Spain, Europe
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: NHK. Sponsor: UNESCO WHC, UNESCO TV.
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