Tenerife Landmarks and Monuments

(Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain)

View of rock structures at Teide National Park, TenerifeA diverse mixture of both manmade and natural landmarks are present in Tenerife, with one of the island's most notable landmarks being the mysterious Güimar Black Pyramids, a reminder of Tenerife's past inhabitants. Further landmarks in Tenerife include many spectacular mountains - which offer a range of hiking trails and stunning views, and the dramatic Cliffs of the Giants - known locally in Tenerife as the Acantilados de los Gigantes.

Tenerife's Los Roques de Garcia, located within the grounds of Teide National Park, are a natural rock structure famous throughout the island.

Image of Los Roques de Garcia in Tenerife's Teide National Park

Los Roques de Garcia

Address: Las Canadas National Park, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Situated within the vast Teide National Park, Los Roques de Garcia has become both a major landmark and popular tourist attraction in its own right. Many people travel to the park to marvel at these unusual red rock formations, particularly the Cinchado rock, which is best viewed close up. A car park is located nearby, with Los Roques de Garcia being just a short walk away.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: free

Guimar Black Pyramids of Tenerife photograph

Güimar Black Pyramids

Address: Pirámides de Güimar, SAU, Calle Chacona, 38500, Güimar, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Tel: +34 922 51 45 10
The Black Pyramids of Tenerife are one of the island's many mysteries and resemble similar structures in both Mexico and Peru, with six angular stone steps. Offering a real insight into the ancient civilisations that once inhabited the area, the Ethnographic Park 'Pirámides de Güimar' are situated in the town of Güimar, with a museum, café and gift shop nearby. The Black Pyramids are a must-see attraction and anyone holidaying the island of Tenerife should be sure to visit these notable landmarks.
Open hours: daily - 09:30 to 18:00
Admission: charge, discounts for children, children under nine years old free

Photo of Tenerife's Mount Teide

Mountains of Tenerife

Home to a particularly varied and diverse landscape, the mountains of Tenerife are amongst some of the most eye-catching natural landmarks on the island, including Mount Teide, the tallest mountain in the whole of Spain, and the popular Anaga mountain range. Tenerife is divided into eight main regions for maps, which are essential when exploring the many mountains, hiking trails and national parks. The maps of Tenerife's Las Nieves and Las Montanetas areas are particularly useful. The main mountains here include:

Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: free

View of Tenerife's Barranco del Infierno

Barranco del Infierno

Address: Adeje, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
A magnificent gorge in the Adeje area of Tenerife, Barranco del Infierno features steep sides, impressive views and a number of historic burial caves. Also known as Hells Gorge, Barranco del Infierno offers an extremely popular walking trail, which lasts just over two hours, taking in some of the island's most beautiful natural scenery en route.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: free

Picture of the Cliffs of the Giants, Tenerife

Cliffs of the Giants (Acantilados de los Gigantes)

Address: Los Gigantes, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
One of the most striking natural landmarks on the whole island, the Cliffs of the Giants are known locally as the Acantilados de los Gigantes. These dramatic rock faces stand of the western side of Tenerife, close to the Los Gigantes resort, which is named after the breathtaking cliffs. Regular boat trips provide the best way to fully appreciate the awesome scale of the cliff faces, which were once believed to be sacred.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: free, charge for boat trips