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Teide Observatory

Siehe Unten, 1, Tenerife, Spain
+34 922 32 91 10
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4 weeks ago
“Let down ”
31 Dec 2017
“Family visit to Teide observatory on Tenerife”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Siehe Unten, 1, Tenerife, Spain
+34 922 32 91 10
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove for over an hour to go to the observatory only to find out it is by tour guide only. I should have checked with hindsight but the notice on the unmanned gatehouse says if you are late for your tour you may be...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 31 December 2017

This was an informative guided tour around the mountaintop site where the huge telescopes are sited. My 14 year old daughter, who enjoys astronomy, was very much inspired, and left saying that she would like to work there. As the tour takes place in the...More

Thank Lizzie114
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

If you think you will expiriance space or anything similar to it, this is the wrong place for you. I came to this place with huge expectations but non of it came true. There is no observing just a peak tru a small telescope to...More

Thank Gorazd Č
Reviewed 21 September 2017

It is a most impressive location. The telescopes are large and numerous. The guide had a Spanish and English speaking group and he managed to give both groups a good explanation about the larger solar telescopes and a presentation which gave more detail covering some...More

Thank Josephine C
Reviewed 27 July 2017

When entering the observatory there is a traffic light system with a hidden retractable bollard which caught us out. Not withstanding this an interesting visit but please bring hat,sun protection and water as you are at a high altitude and the guides told us it...More

1  Thank DavidBunyan
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We had the tour called "Astronomical observation on Teide". It's a 45 minutes visit. Reading their internet page we had the idea of something really cool because we believed they would have told us about stars using an extraordinary technology (telescopes) and that we would...More

Thank Carlo B
Reviewed 15 May 2017

On visiting Mt Teide we had intended to take a trip on the cable car but as it was too windy this had been cancelled. We took the opportunity to visit the observatory and whilst neither my wife or I are astro physicists the tour...More

Thank ChrisGibbs
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

A great place to visit if you have an interest in this sort of thing. The guide were very helpful and knowledgeable. You have to book in advance and if you are based in the north of Tenerife and want the English tour you have...More

1  Thank David G
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Terrible money-to-value and time-to-value ratio. Visit took about 1.5h of which 30 min took a showing of a time lapse movie - rather irrelevant and poor quality - one can find dozens better quality timelapses on youtube. Since the bad weather on our visit prevented...More

3  Thank Bart N
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Really enjoyed the guided trip of this observatory, it was witty and interesting. We learnt about the different roles and research it does as well as having the opportunity to see the sun through a telescope and one of the telescopes themselves. Fantastic views of...More

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Response from magnificentoctopus |
We went on a Sunset and Stars tour through TUI, unfortunately the cable car had broken down but they took us to the Observatory instead which was amazing for photography at sunset and I couldn't believe my luck! There were... More