Mountains of Fire,Parque National Timanfaya

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Montañas del Fuego
Mountains of Fire
The Timanfaya Fire Mountains is part of a large area affected by volcanic eruptions that took place in Lanzarote,
between 1730 - 1736 and later in the year 1824.This long process of eruption, one of the most important and spectacular in volcanic history of the Earth, drastically changed the morphology of the island,  that was covered almost a quarter of it by a thick layer of lava and ashes.
The volcanic landscape produced by volcanic activity comprises a perimeter of 174 km, although the protected area of Timanfaya National Park covers an area of ​​only 51 km, where the major eruptions occurred.
Islote de HilarioIslet of Hilario
On the islet of Hilario we can find the artistic imprint of César Manrique in the restaurant "El Diablo". Made in 1970, this solid building has a circular plaza, with glass walls that illuminate the interior and act as a lookout over the volcanic landscape. On the outside, also curved, runs an enclosure wall that marks the entrance. The whole architectural complex is covered with dry stone, carved, enhancing the dark tones of volcanic material.

Ruta de Los Volcanes

Route of the Volcanoes

Inside the National Park there is a stretch of about 14 kilometers conditioning for your visit. The layout of the road, perfectly camouflaged with the surroundings, is developed along the core of the eruptions which is a concentration of elements in geological and geomorphological interest of great singularity, as hornitos, caves and badlands.

Visiting hours: Everyday, from 09:00 to 17:45 (last admission at 17:00).
Fee: Adults, 8 euros; children under 7 years (free) from 7 to 12 years, 4 euros.

This park was declared by Decree 2615/1974, of 9 August, approving the Timanfaya National Park is created. And by Law 6/81 of 25 March on the legal regime of the Timanfaya National Park, it is reclassified in accordance with the provisions of Law 15/1975, of May 2 and in application of Law 4/1989 of 27 March, Conservation of Natural Areas and Wild Flora and Fauna, I is integrated into the Network of National Parks of the State.

This space is by definition environmentally sensitive area, for the purposes of the Act indicated 11/1990 of July 13, Ecological Impact Prevention.

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