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Roque de Los Muchachos

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Address: LP-4 | Municipio Villa de Garafía, 38788, La Palma, Spain
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34-922-605-200
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Sunset at the top of La Palma

Roque de los Muchachos is the highest point of the island of La Palma with 2426 Meters above sea level. You have an astonishing view of the Caldera de Taburiente, the Pico de... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Roque de los Muchachos is the highest point of the island of La Palma with 2426 Meters above sea level. You have an astonishing view of the Caldera de Taburiente, the Pico de Teide in Tenerife and on clear days also the islands of La Gomera and El Hierro. Since it is - together with Hawaii - one of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing drive up through the clouds, and once you are over the cloud cover the views are absolutely breath-taking! Clear blue skies and magnificient views! A must!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well we left Santa Cruz and the 45km journey took nearly 2 hours, the road is windy, slow going but with so many stunning views you are compelled to keep stopping. The terrain moves from thick wooded areas, to pine forest and then lunar landscape and with that comes the many weather patterns so take a variety of clothing with... More 

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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Roque de los Muchachos was breathtaking trip. An not only because of the serpent road going up there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After you pass the huge telescopes, the road becomes even bumpier, as you approach this view point. It is stupendous. Even a vertigo suffere like me could enjoy the experience, although I didn't go to the furthest point. The sheer walls of the caldera are stunning from this angle. The colours and strata amazing. And to add a little extra,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We parked the car at the Mirador de los Andenes and then took a walking trail of 4.6km to Roque de Los Muchasos. The trail is quite easy with just several steep parts. The views on caldera are great, the landscape looks pretty dramatic. The path leads up to the observatory. Definitely one of the must sees on La Palma.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The car registered -0.5C, factor in the wind chill and it felt very cold. Ice had formed on the foliage. It was a very misty day so we didn't see much. We'll have to come back and see it on a clear day.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited both the largest single dome telescope on Earth the GTC awesome and the summit Roque de la Muchachos a few minutes away. You could get a feel for the incredible volcanic forces that formed the beautiful island of La Palma. Definitely worth a visit. You can drive up yourself on good but winding road on first part of... More 

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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely amazing place! Unfortunately it was a bit cloudy, but still amazing place to visit. If you are afraid of hights, I don't recommend...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take the time to do this difficult drive up to the highest point on the island. Amazing views. Just take in the magical surroundings. And don't forget to cover up as it's cold and windy.

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