Teide Observatory from Puerto de La Cruz
Visit the world´s biggest solar observatory.
Our guided tour is a pleasant way to get to know the observatory and the work of the researchers who work there.
English, Spanish, German and French language.
Our guided visit will allow you to get to know the Observatory, and the daily activity of the researchers who work there, in an enjoyable way.
Along with Chile and Hawaii, the Canary Islands are one of the three best spots in the world to observe the sky. The Teide Observatory is the largest solar observatory in the world, and it is equipped with many solar and nocturnal telescopes owned by different European countries.
If you would like to make your own way to the Izaña Observatory for your guided visit, you must arrive at least 20 minutes before the tour is scheduled to start. There are visits on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 12.00 in Spanish and English simultaneously and at 2.30pm in Spanish and German simultaneously. On Thursdays, there are visits in French at 1.30pm. On Sundays, there are visits in Spanish at 11.00am.
The Teide Observatory is located at an altitude of 2,390 m, in the area of Izaña. The entrance is located at km 37 of the TF-24 highway. It takes approximately two hours to reach the Teide Observatory from the south of the island, an hour and a half from Santa Cruz, and an hour from Puerto de la Cruz.
Should the weather not allow the activity the money will be returned.
Price does not include
- Not recommended for children under 8.
- Guided tour 90 minutes available in several languages in which the inside of a telescope ( Carlos Sanchez or IAC 80) is visited, an observation with solar telescopes is performed whenever the weather permits and a 3D movie about the universe is projected.