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This area, with a surface area of 18,990 hectares, stretches from an altitude of 1,650 metres to 3,718 metres, which is the height of the peak of Mount Teide.
This park is characterised by its extraordinary volcanic landscape, in which the cones and lava flows form a beautiful array of colours and shapes, to which must be added the great biological richness, the very high number of endemic plant species and the importance in terms of quantity and exclusivity of its invertebrate fauna.
The Teide National Park is undoubtedly an icon of Tenerife, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2007, specifically in the category of Natural Heritage.
Its diversity in terms of vegetation is the most complete in its category, given the altitude conditions. It is undoubtedly an excellent place to spot endemic species.
The peak is the highest elevation in Spain and in addition to its imposing altitude, it has a large number of caves, lava flows and cones that represent a marvellous landscape and a unique natural treasure in the world.
It is one of the oldest parks in Spain and has a peripheral protection zone which, together with the Corona Forestal Natural Park, covers an area of approximately 46,612 hectares.
The emblem of the park is the Teide Violet, an endemic species of great beauty that only the most fortunate can observe in spring.