Timanfaya

Guide to the Timanfaya National Park located on the island of Lanzarote.

Lanzarote Attractions - Timanfaya National Park

Timanfaya Lanzarote - The Parque Nacional de Timanfaya, a Spanish national park in the south-western part of Lanzarote, covers an area of just over 51 square kilometres and is made entirely of volcanic materials deposited there during the great eruption of the 18th century.

The eruption began on the 1st September 1730 and lasted for six years, it was one of the greatest volcanic eruptions in recorded history. At its height an estimated 48 million cubic metres of lava flowed out every day, destroying everything over an area of some 200km2.

Volcanic activity continues in this area and molten lava bubbles away just 4 metres below the surface. Water poured into volcanic pipes, turns to steam in a few seconds and emerges geyser-like up into the atmosphere. Pieces of brushwood thrown into a shallow hollow burst into flames instantly and in the El Diablo restaurant you can enjoy meat grilled by the natural heat of the lava.

The El Diablo statue, designed by Lanzarote’s famous son César Manrique, is the symbol of the park, which became a UNESCO Biospherical Reserve in 1993.

A must visit location when holidaying in Lanzarote, the Timanfaya National Park is open to the public and tours are available such as the Ruta de los Volcanes, which takes visitors through some of the most amazing volcanic landscapes.

The Timanfaya National Park is located in the south-west of Lanzarote between Yaiza and Tinajo.

Nearby Places: Yaiza

Other Lanzarote Attractions: Jameos del Agua

Other Places: Puerto del Carmen - Arrecife - Costa Teguise - Guatiza - Haria - Orzola - Playa Blanca - Playa de Papagayo

Related: Fuerteventura - Tenerife - Gran Canaria - La Palma - El Hierro - La Gomera - Spain

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