Teide National Park
|Teide National Park|
|Visitors||3,5 million annual visits|
|Designated:||2007 (31st session)|
|Region:||Europe and North America|
Located in Tenerife (Canary Islands), it is centered around 3718m Mount Teide, the highest mountain of Spain and the islands of the Atlantic (it is the third largest volcano in the world from its base). It was declared a National Park on 22 January 1954, making it one of the oldest national parks in Spain.
The park has an area of 18,990 hectares and was named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO on 29 June 2007. Since the end of 2007, it has also been one of the 12 Treasures of Spain. Midway up the mountain are the telescopes of the Observatorio del Teide. Territorially, it belongs to the municipality of La Orotava.