Five curiosities about Tenerife

If You are planning the next holidays to Tenerife, or you  belongs to the select group, who has  chose to live In Tenerife In this article we going to present you some curiosities about the wonderful Island.  For so many reasons, people who once visit Tenerife, decide to move they life to there, maybe for some time of the year, or even  for good. Nowadays there are great companies offering a range of opportunities for those who are interested to live in Tenerife, one o this real estate is – www.sun4free.com/property/apartment.htm.


The curiosities about Tenerife allow you to discover this most surprising and magical side of the island. Historical facts, records and other memories fill the pages that tell us the life of its people, their stories and customs. To know Tenerife you need to understand what makes it different.

Here is our list:

1-The Teide has the largest shadow of the world projected on the sea: Shadow-teide

Thanks to the proximity of the sea and the inclination that Tenerife has, Teide has the largest shadow projected on the sea of the world. This incredible effect can be seen from the same volcano at dusk or at dawn. Its shadow advances covering much of the sea and even, covering other islands of the Canary archipelago.

The shadow of the volcano becomes a perfect triangle stretched towards the sky, the result of the conjunction of the sun’s rays when projecting its shadow, forming a vanishing point on the atmosphere like that of a path that is lost on the horizon.

2. The Moon has a mountains called “Montes Tenerife”: Montes Teneriffe-Mons Pico

The Tenerife Montes are a set of several isolated lunar mountains that emerge from the north of the Ibrium Mare.

The name of Montes Tenerife was put by the British astronomer William Radcliffe Birt in memory to the scientific expedition of the astronomer Charles Piazzi Smyth to the island of Tenerife in the summer of 1856.

3. First astronomical observatory of the Canary Islands:

Several scientists used Guajara as an observation zone because of its location and altitude. The first of these, Charles Piazzi Smyth, Scottish astronomer,  found at this point, at 2,718 meters altitude in the Teide National Park, a perfect place for stargazing. Piazzi spent two months conducting astronomical studies observing the moon and planets, even discovering  the rings of Saturn.

4. The Millennium Drago of Icod in the notes of 1,000 pesetas:The Teide seen from Los Roques de García appeared on the note of a thousand pesetas, with Roque Cinchado in the foreground. What possibly many people do not remember is that in the lower right corner also came the Millennium Drago of Icod.

5. Bunker built during World War II: Bunker-La-Quinta-1

In the area of Santa Úrsula, known as “La Quinta”, in the street closest to the cliff we find several nests of machine guns that stand out among the vegetation. If we enter in its small passages we will enjoy the breathtaking views that are enjoyed from inside. It never really fulfilled a defensive function with conditions of guarantee given that it was armed with obsolete material, dating from the end of XIX century.