We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Observatorio del Teide

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Book In Advance
In high demand - travellers recommend booking ahead!
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (203)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
Closed Now
Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Tf-514 | Km 1, 38200 San Cristobal de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
+34 922 01 04 44
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around San Cristobal de La Laguna
from US$69.40
More Info
from US$29.40
More Info
from US$75.30
More Info
from US$31.80
More Info
Reviews (437)
Filter reviews
145 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews guided tour interesting experience long drive cable car fascinating visit cutting edge solar system time consuming el teide visiting tenerife observatory astronomy telescope sun stars astronomer observatories
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 145 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall, a little disappointed with the organisation of the trip. We got picked up at 17.00pm from La Laguna, was a long 2 hour mini bus drive collecting other passengers before arriving at the top of the mountain where the tour started. The trip was...More

Thank Laura S
Pepe R, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Observatorio del Teide, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello, we are glad that you enjoyed the activity and we took notes of your suggestions. Regards

Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Interested or not in the stars, planets etc this tour is very interesting as Teide is classified a ‘dark sky’ location. You are taking on a tour of the grounds with an interactive gallery and film to watch. Just as good as going up to...More

Thank alirish
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Jesus was a great guide very interesting with a great sense of humour. Bit of confusion. You need to wait in your car at the entrance until the guides let you in.

Thank chrisacomb
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic tour in English with Jesus. The views are absolutely stunning and there are plenty of opportunities for photos. It was about an hour total but completely worth it. Highly recommend it!

Thank beth3112
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

English speaking guide with informative explination of the work that they do here. A short video and PowerPoint is also included and plenty of chances to ask questions. 2 telescopes available to observe the sun. You then enter into one of the night time observatories...More

Thank Freeasabird1999
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

If you are on the island and are interested in science then it is well worth a visit here, just to see an observatory. The tour is quite dry and long with a lot of standing about so it’s not really for anyone who is...More

2  Thank Steviejacko71
Reviewed 17 October 2017

I am not sure to astronomy and was a little disappointed with the trip, its a very long drive form anywhere on the island. you have to wait in the car outside the facility until you are escorted to the starting point of the tour....More

1  Thank Alan M
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

What's number one? Well Siam park obvi, especially if you can go during the night hours. This was a close second. We did the tour through the main tour group, I think it's called discover Tiede or something? Jesus our guide was AMAZING. So knowledgeable...More

3  Thank Eric S
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

For people with an eye for science and that are curious to take a glimpse at a place where cutting edge discoveries are made, the Teide Observatory is a must when visiting Tenerife. We booked the Teide tour with cable care through the official website...More

2  Thank taniav981
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

The journey is spectacular and the tour given by actual astronomers working at the observatory is very good. There is a good video presentation and mini-tour. Lasts about 1.5 hours. Not ideal for very young children. You need to be interested in the subject as...More

Thank Bradgatebunch
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 391 nearby hotels
Finca Rural Las Llanadas
21 reviews
8.67 km away
La Finca El Paso
7 reviews
9.20 km away
Hotel Rural Victoria
272 reviews
10.21 km away
Hotel Alhambra
115 reviews
10.68 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 5,987 nearby restaurants
76 reviews
5.30 km away
Restaurante Paso del Teide
152 reviews
7.48 km away
Cruz de Tea
69 reviews
7.66 km away
103 reviews
7.36 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 1,455 nearby attractions
Las ventanas de Guimar
21 reviews
6.87 km away
Mirador de Jardina
48 reviews
7.89 km away
Travieso Aventura
10 reviews
7.41 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
9 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Rosangel Q | Property representative |
Hello, AS it is a restricted area you will be able to park your car before the barrier, our guide will afterwards show your where you can ark inside the Observatory. We recommend to always check weather conditions before... More
Google Translation
7 April 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from MrsFuzzyBear | Reviewed this property |
We bought tickets online, the day before we went. (You do need to book in advance - When we were there, someone just turned up in a car, but was not allowed to join the tour, presumably because they had not booked in... More