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tenerife

Tenerife is the largest of the seven islands that make up the Canaries Archipelago. A mountainous island, it boasts the highest point in Spain, El Teide, a volcano standing at 3.718 metres above sea level. Because of its geographical location the climate is mild, with an average annual temperature of 20ºC, this obviously being much lower in high-lying areas. Such a variety of microclimates means you can sunbathe on one of the many beaches along our coast and visit the snowy summits of the Teide all in the same day.

A visit to our museums will steep you in the Guanche culture, the one that preceded the Spanish Conquest, and its people, frozen in time in the Stone Age, though with interesting religious beliefs that led them to bury their dead meticulously after an interesting mummification process akin to Ancient Egypt. The archipelago was rightly known from ancient times as the Garden of the Hesperide and the FortunateIslands.

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