It is an island situated in the Atlantic Ocean near La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro, all belonging to the Canary Islands; Tenerife has 906,854 inhabitants making it the most populated island in Spain, besides being the largest of the Canary Islands.
It is a volcanic island and it is furthermore the highest point in Spain as in its centre rises the Pico del Teide with a height of 3,718 meters above sea level. The volcano, the third largest in the world, is known around the world, being the quintessential symbol of Tenerife and the most emblematic natural monument of the Canary Islands.
Tenerife has an extensive network of guaguas (buses), two airports and two seaports, train and tram.
The island is known as the "Island of Eternal Spring" because all year you can enjoy a mild, warm and soft climate. There is neither cold weather nor very high temperatures. Usually during summer, temperatures range around 25º C and in winter around 18º C.
Tenerife is a popular place for tourism like as well all the other Canary Islands. The island is well known for its Teide National Park, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site; not in vain, some sources place it as the second most visited National Park.
Tenerife has several museums, outstanding is the Museum of Nature and Man, located in the capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, where you can meet the natural wealth of the island and the prehistoric population called Guanches. The Museum of the History of Tenerife, located in the city of La Laguna, provides an overview of the social, institutional, economic and cultural development between the centuries XV and XX. Other museums worthwhile to mention are: the Museum of Anthropology of Tenerife, Museum of Science and the Cosmos and the Museum of Fine Arts, among many others.
There are several attractions on the island, for example: The Castillo de San Andrés declared of National Tourist Interest Center, the Castillo de San Cristobal, Centro Magma Arte & Congresos, the Basilica of Our Lady of Candelaria, the Tenerife Auditorium, the millenary tree Drago in Icod de los Vinos, the Pyramids of Guimar, etc.
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Carnival of Santa Cruz de Tenerife in early February is the most popular celebration on the island, which was declared International Tourist Interest. For its constant good weather and its great extension of beach areas, another of the tourist attractions of Tenerife are its beautiful beaches.
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