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“The day 1 September 1730, between the nine and the ten of the night, the earth opened in Timanfaya, to two leguas of Yaiza…and an enormous mountain raised of the breast of the earth», according to the evidence of the rector Lorenzo Curbelo. The island transformed completely. Ten villages remained buried (Tingafa, White Mountain, Maretas, Santa Catalina, Jaretas, San Juan, Crag of Palms, Testeina and Rodeos) and during six years the lava extended by the zone south covering a chamber of the island and filling the vegas near of volcanic ashes. In 1824 again they begin the eruptions in Timanfaya. They produced terrible hambrunas and good part of the population saw forced to emigrate. Since the landscape has transformed thanks to the agricultural technicians of crop on lapilli (rofe) volcanic that the conejeros employ to attract the humidity of the alisios.

The National Park of Timanfaya was declared National Park on 9 August 1974. It has more than 25 volcanos, being some emblematic, such as the Mountain of Fire, Mountain Rajada or the Boiler of the Corazoncillo. Still it presents volcanic activity, existing heat sources in the surface that achieve the 100–120°C and 600°C to 13 metres of depth.

This volcanic habitat finds in the first stages of the ecological succession (in total find some 180 vegetal species), by what is an excellent place for the study of the processes of colonisation and succession.

In 1993, UNESCO awarded him the qualification of Reservation of the Biosphere to all the island. Also it is Zone of Special Protection for the Birds (1994).

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The Palms 12 110 Km. 2100 m. 2100 m. Easy Excursiones Independientes
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2100 m. 2100 m. Easy Excursiones Independientes