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Roque de Los Muchachos

Lp-4 | Municipio Villa de Garafía, 38788, La Palma, Spain
+34 922 60 52 00
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Circle of Trust ⭕️

What an amazing place, it’s like being on the roof of the world and amongst the gods. Here you can... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richard E
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STUNNING and AWE INSPIRING

Top of La Palma attractions in more ways than one! Tremendous car drive up the roads to the top... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ginsengNewYork
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“santa cruz” (19 reviews)
“hairpin bends” (12 reviews)
“amazing views” (17 reviews)
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Lp-4 | Municipio Villa de Garafía, 38788, La Palma, Spain
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+34 922 60 52 00
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"santa cruz"
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"hairpin bends"
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"amazing views"
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"small tourist"
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"a small car park"
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"both sides"
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"above sea level"
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"highest point on the island"
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"windy road"
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"blue sky"
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"awe inspiring"
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"surrounding islands"
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"cloud cover"
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"hired a car"
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"different levels"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing place, it’s like being on the roof of the world and amongst the gods. Here you can take in the spectacular views I’ve La Palma. See the amazing observatories which are pitched precariously on the rim of the volcano’s crater.

Thank Richard E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Top of La Palma attractions in more ways than one! Tremendous car drive up the roads to the top. As you go up, you have sheer drops on one side and high cliffs on the other. The road is a series of tight hairpins with...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you are on La Palma, one of the places you definitely want to go, is this place. It is "just a mountain peak". It is the highest point on the island. And you drive through the observatory when you go up there (and all...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2018

#1: Be aware there is no lavatory at the viewpoint, and it's an hour drive from pretty much anywhere, so prepare accordingly. The reviews are accurate. Stunning scenery from the mountaintop above the clouds below. The clouds to the southwest appeared as a waterfall spilling...More

Thank Robert W
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

Stunning views, great air quality and incredible to watch the halo of clouds beneath us. Lovely shades of colours and interesting plants to observe. Not difficult to walk around on the top either. We were on an excursion so went via bus to the top...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2018

On the way up, the cardinal carpet of needles, enveloping the ground throughout the pine forest, makes an enjoyable drive to the top. This was our second attempt, the first having ended in descending clouds and no views; this time it was worth it. We...More

1  Thank AngryAlice
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

You can drive all the way. Magnificent views already driving there. Breahtaking views second to none at the top! Best trip possible!

Thank Ola K
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

We did an organized tour to the Roque de Los Muchachos, I would recommend to do so as it is a steep ride up to Altitude of over 2400m above sea level. When visiting I would also recommend taking warm clothes as it can be...More

Thank Rosemary O
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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

A long drive to the top. Luckily we were on time before the crowd arrived. Parking can be difficult after 11.30. There is no reservation system. They are building a visitor centre, so hopefully that might regulate parking problems. You can walk to three different...More

Thank Suzanne1910
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

We hired a car and drove up, through the clouds, emerging above a blanket of pure white to a beautiful blue sky and breathtaking views. You can see a few of the other Canary islands and the scenery is just spectacular, viewing right down the...More

Thank Sam H
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Jaydo D
30 April 2018|
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Response from Steve B | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jaydo, It's true that the telescopes and observatory area closes in the evening at about 7pm, which includes the small public car park at the very top. However, the main road has a couple of places close to the... More
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erfitz
20 November 2017|
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Response from Laurie L | Reviewed this property |
I would not recommend taking a three year old. Too many places she could slip and fall breathtaking distances. IF you are determined to go anyway, for the love of all things good, carry her on your back. There is no hiking... More
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Mark G
6 September 2017|
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Response from Joe M | Reviewed this property |
Tours of the observatory are available. They also organise dark sky evenings Google astrolapalma
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