"Montanas del Diablo" Parque Nacional de Timanfaya by nigelw6443

The Parque Nacional de Timanfaya in the south of Lanzarote experienced one of the world's greatest volcanic eruptions in 1730. The eruption lasted for six years and spewed thousands of tons of molten rock into the air. The 52 sq km (20.3 sq mi) park is almost like a scene from a science fiction movie. There is a restaurant in the park El Diablo which cooks its food on a volcano-powered barbecue. A few kilometres south along the road that crosses the eastern edge of the park is the Museo de las Rocas, a geological museum that will fill you in on the park's full details.

They also demonstrate the forces of the volcano with a little water show.

Entrance fee to the park is € 6.60 which includes a bus tour through the park.

  • Last visit to Parque Nacional de Timanfaya: Jul 2003
  • Intro Updated Jul 31, 2003
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  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2007 at 2:17 PM

    It all seems a bit too touristy for me.

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Jun 13, 2006 at 12:01 PM

    Interesting, thanks for sharing

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Jan 29, 2005 at 10:15 PM

    Timanfaya is a must see in Lanzarote but I have found it was a bit too much of a show ! Anyway, nice page !

  • awayhome's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2004 at 10:47 AM

    Great page you have. Happy travel-))

  • Carmela71's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2004 at 12:47 AM

    If Manrique designed the restaurant by sure is a must see.... He was a genius. Good tips

  • coceng's Profile Photo
    Oct 16, 2003 at 8:32 AM

    Nigel, please put more tips, the camel rides seem to get me going to know more about this park ! :) So far, top marks from me ! :) Regards.

  • morgane1692's Profile Photo
    Sep 5, 2003 at 4:45 AM

    a lunar landscape without having to actually go to the moon, this is a bonus, eh? love the cool little diablo sculpture, aided by the eeerie purply heavens above!

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