|UNESCO #1258 - Teide National Park - Tenerife Island - SPAIN|
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Teide National Park, Tenerife - SPAIN - UNESCO #1258
Alfonso is a Spanish postcrosser and we swapped two UNESCO sites - the cards he sent me from Tenerife arrived today. I already had one from the Teide (so the counting remains the same), the big old volcano that dominates thar beautiful island, but this one gives a different perspective. Thanks a lot! This postcard took 6 days to arrive!
Situated on the island of Tenerife, Teide National Park features the Teide-Pico Viejo stratovolcano that, at 3,718 m, is the highest peak on Spanish soil. Rising 7,500 m above the ocean floor, it is regarded as the world’s third-tallest volcanic structure and stands in a spectacular environment. The visual impact of the site is all the greater due to atmospheric conditions that create constantly changing textures and tones in the landscape and a ‘sea of clouds’ that forms a visually impressive backdrop to the mountain. Teide is of global importance in providing evidence of the geological processes that underpin the evolution of oceanic islands.