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Discovering Pico Viejo’s Volcanic Formation
Pico Viejo, also known as Montaña Chahorra, is a volcanic peak located on the island of Tenerife. With a height of 3,135 meters above sea level, it is the second highest peak in the Canary Islands, after Teide. Together, they make up the Teide National Park, which boasts some of the most unique and breathtaking landscapes in the world.
The Formation of Pico Viejo’s Crater
Pico Viejo’s volcanic formation began around 200,000 years ago, in the center of the crater. The crater itself, which measures 800 meters in diameter, is one of the seven satellite craters that surround the volcano. Interestingly, the noses of Teide were formed in 1798 after the eruption.
The Historical Eruption of Pico Viejo
Tenerife has a rich history of volcanic eruptions, and Pico Viejo is no exception. In fact, it is home to the longest historical eruption in Tenerife, which lasted for three months. This eruption took place within the boundaries of the Teide National Park and spewed volcanic material for a long period of time.
With its unique volcanic formation and impressive height, Pico Viejo is a must-visit destination for any traveler exploring the island of Tenerife. Whether you’re a hiking enthusiast or simply want to admire its natural beauty from afar, Pico Viejo is a sight to behold.
Pico Viejo Crater
Pico Viejo Tenerife – Nose of Teide
Photographs by Gerardo Oronoz.
Teide National Park is a magical place that receives many visitors throughout the year. We hope that one day you can visit it, but always respecting its established rules.
Pico Viejo in Teide National Park how to get there:
If you visit this natural space, remember to comply with the rules established by the authorities. Check them out on their official pages. Don’t leave any trash.
Pico Viejo: Tenerife’s
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