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Roque de Los Muchachos, La Palma

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Roque de los Muchachos (English: "Rock of the Boys") is a rocky mound at the highest point on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands, Spain. The rocks are found at an elevation of 2,423 m above sea level, not far from the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos, where some of the world's largest telescopes are situated; the altitude and the dryness of the climate here give rise to excellent observing conditions. The rocks are contained with the Parque Nacional de la Caldera de Taburiente.

From the Roque, one can see the islands of Tenerife, El Hierro and La Gomera.
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  • Although the road to get there is "the long and winding road" it is certainly worth the effort.The views from the top and on the way up are spectacular.If you are on the island of La Palma this visit....  more »
  • If you visit the island, you must go here! It will take your breath away . Try and pick a clear day as otherwise, you may not see the scale of this amazing natural wonder. Not to be missed.  more »
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