The Teide Observatory is a must in Tenerife for all those tourists who are lovers of science and particularly of astrophysics and the universe.
Information about the Observatorio del Teide
Undoubtedly, it is a pride for all canaries to have an installation of the caliber of the Teide Observatory on our islands. Facilities where the most important astrophysicists in the world congregate and which has served to make numerous discoveries in the study of the cosmos.
History of the Observatorio del Teide
The Observatorio del Teide was founded in 1959, and in those days, the only relationship it had with other institutions was with the University of La Laguna, since it was not until the end of the decade of the 80 when other countries began to enter in the management and utilization.
The sea of clouds, a gift to better observe the Universe
When you get to the higher areas of Mount Teide you will realize that there will come a time when you can see from above the cloud cover that you are normally used to seeing above you, but this time you will have to look down as you’ve exceeded the height of the clouds.
This cloud cover is an advantage for the Teide Observatory as it is isolating the light pollution of the city, leaving the sky even more clear for a perfect observation of the Universe.
The main function of the Teide Observatory
Although many studies have been carried out at the Observatorio del Teide, the main function of it is the study of our king star, the sun.
Guided tour of the Observatory
If you are keen know a little more the Teide Observatory, you should know that there is the possibility of a guided tour of its facilities, 90 minutes for a price of 40 €.
Schedule of the guided visits
In Spanish: Tuesday and Wednesday (14:30 h), Friday (12:00 h), Sunday (11:00 h)
In English: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday (12:00 h), Friday (14:30 h)
In German: Monday and Thursday (14:30 h), Tuesday (12:00 h)
Pickup from Puerto de la Cruz
If you do not have a car during your future tourist visit to island of Tenerife and Puerto de la Cruz, you should know that there is a shuttle service pickup in Puerto de la Cruz on Tuesday for visits in German and Sundays for visits in Spanish whose schedules can be viewed at the official website of the Teide Observatory.
Location of the Teide Observatory
On the contrary, if you have a car, the journey from the newly renovated Ambassador Apartments in Puerto de la Cruz where we invite you to stay for your future visit to Tenerife, is approximately one hour. You will find the Teide Observatory at 2,390 meters above sea level, in the area of Izaña.
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Puerto de la Cruz is a perfect place to discover the most beautiful places in northern Tenerife, as well as the most interesting spots to visit Mount Teide. We would love to meet and greet you at the Apartments Ambassador to enjoy an exceptional holiday. Book now and see the most beautiful places in the north of Tenerife and the highest mountain in Spain.