12 Sights in La Orotava, Spain (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in La Orotava, Spain. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 12 sights are available in La Orotava, Spain.

Sightseeing Tours in La Orotava

1. MONS Telescope

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Teide Observatory, IAU code 954, is an astronomical observatory on Mount Teide at 2,390 metres (7,840 ft), located on Tenerife, Spain. It has been operated by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias since its inauguration in 1964. It became one of the first major international observatories, attracting telescopes from different countries around the world because of the good astronomical seeing conditions. Later, the emphasis for optical telescopes shifted more towards Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on La Palma.

Wikipedia: Mons Telescope (EN)

2. QUIJOTE telescope

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The QUIJOTE CMB Experiment is an ongoing experiment started in November 2012, and led by Rafael Rebolo López, with the goal of characterizing the polarization of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) and other galactic and extragalactic emission in the frequency range 10 to 40 GHz, at angular scales of 1°. These measurements will complement at low frequency and correct from galactic contamination those obtained by the Planck satellite from 2009 to 2013.

Wikipedia: QUIJOTE Experiment (EN)


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The Telescopio Carlos Sánchez is a 1.52 m Dall-Kirkham type infrared telescope with an equatorial mount and an f/13.8 Cassegrain focus. It is located at Observatorio del Teide on Tenerife, and is operated by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias. It was built in 1971 by the United Kingdom and has been used for a wide range of infrared observational programmes, from large-scale Galactic Centre mapping to stellar oscillations.

Wikipedia: Telescopio Carlos Sánchez (EN)

4. Roque Cinchado

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Roque Cinchado is a volcanic rock formation regarded as emblematic of the island of Tenerife. It lies within the Teide National Park in the municipality of La Orotava, near the volcano of the same name, in the heart of the island. Roque Cinchado is located about 1700 meters below the summit of Teide volcano. It belongs to a group of rock formations, remnants of the former summit of the island, known as "Roques García."

Wikipedia: Roque Cinchado (EN)

5. Bradford Robotic Telescope

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Bradford Robotic Telescope

The Bradford Robotic Telescope (BRT) is an autonomous astronomical telescope located at Teide Observatory, Tenerife in the Canary Islands. It is owned by the University of Bradford and was built between 2002 and 2004 for remote use by schools and individuals worldwide. As of November 2009, the observatory has returned over 70,000 images and has more than 23,000 users.

Wikipedia: Bradford Robotic Telescope (EN)

6. Ermita de Nuestra Señora de las Nieves

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The hermitage of Nuestra Señora de las Nieves is a small Catholic temple located next to the Parador de Las Cañadas del Teide, within the Teide National Park on the Canary Island of Tenerife (Spain). This hermitage stands out for being the highest Christian temple in Spain and is consecrated to the Virgen de las Nieves or Santa María la Mayor.

Wikipedia: Ermita de Nuestra Señora de las Nieves (Las Cañadas del Teide) (ES)


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GREGOR is a solar telescope, equipped with a 1.5 m primary mirror, located at 2,390 m altitude at the Teide Observatory on Tenerife in the Canary Islands. It replaces the older Gregory Coudé Telescope and was inaugurated on May 21, 2012. First light, using a 1 metre test mirror, was on March 12, 2009.

Wikipedia: GREGOR Solar Telescope (EN), Website

8. Roques de García

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The Roques de García are a rock formation on the Spanish Canary Island of Tenerife below the volcano Teide. The most famous of the bizarrely shaped towers made of volcanic rock is the Roque Cinchado, which is also called the Stone Tree or Finger of God and is considered the symbol of the island.

Wikipedia: Roques de García (DE)

9. Optical Ground Station

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The ESA Optical Ground Station is the European Space Agency's ground based observatory at the Teide Observatory on Tenerife, Spain, built for the observation of space debris. OGS is part of the Artemis experiment and is operated by the IAC and Ataman Science S.L.U.

Wikipedia: ESA Optical Ground Station (EN)

10. GroundBIRD

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GroundBIRD is an experiment to observe the cosmic microwave background at 145 and 220GHz. It aims to observe the B-mode polarisation signal from inflation in the early universe. It is located at Teide Observatory, on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands.

Wikipedia: GroundBIRD (EN)

11. Thémis

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The Heliographic Telescope for the Study of Solar Magnetism and Instabilities, abbreviated THEMIS, is a French solar telescope located at the Teide Observatory on Tenerife in the Canary Islands and intended for the study of solar magnetism and instabilities.

Wikipedia: Télescope héliographique pour l'étude du magnétisme et des instabilités solaires (FR)

12. Vacuum Tower Telescope

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The Vacuum Tower Telescope is an evacuated-optics solar telescope located at the Teide Observatory on Tenerife in the Canary Islands. It is operated by the Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik (KIS).

Wikipedia: Vacuum Tower Telescope (EN), Website


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