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Centro de Visitantes e Interpretación de Mancha Blanca

A scientific look at the impressive volcanology of Timanfaya National Park. It is the perfect complement to the contemplative experience of visiting one of the most spectacular natural landscapes on Earth.

The sample consists of different lectures and information panels geodynamics realize that gave rise to the Canary Islands rooms. The building, perfectly integrated into the landscape opens to the outside providing views of the sinuous and magical land of protected natural area.

The Visitor Center and Interpretation of Mancha Blanca analyzes the volcanic phenomenon of Lanzarote, with special emphasis on the eruptions of Timanfaya(1730-1736). The permanent exhibition offers a scientific look at the volcanology ofthe Fire Mountains and complements the experience onsite visit one of the most spectacular landscapes of the Canary Islands: Timanfaya National Park. The resort is located just five kilometers of this cultural space. In this sense, the museum meets its exquisitely forming function. Simply put, the visitor approaches the geological clues that led to volcanic explosions lived in Lanzarote during the eighteenth and nineteenth century (in 1824 there was another episode of eruptions in Timanfaya. Just lasted three months).

Painting Timanfaya Visitor Center (by Jorge Marsa)

The Visitor Center is perfectly integrated between the captivating cast of volcanic badlands that bathe the LZ-67 highway. It is a low rise and white. In his only teaching materials plant concentrates. This is an elegant room with parquet floors and large windows overlooking the volcanic universe around the place. The side of the building have a double terrace, a double balcony sinuous and magical land of volcanoes. The visit is covered in about forty-five minutes.

The main hall of the Visitor Center Timanfaya, Mancha Blanca, Lanzarote

The various exhibition halls and informational panels geodynamics realize that gave rise to the Canary Islands. The educational material, backlit panels, models and interactive displays, allows a general knowledge of the volcanic phenomenon and biodiversity that fills your domains. Timanfaya is broken by the force of nature and survives weakly with an environmental and landscape premier territory. The sample extends its commitment to other thematic interpretive closely related to volcanology: the internal structure of the Earth, Oceans, generation of life...

Information panels are close to the volcanic phenomenon of Timanfaya

Ruge Timanfaya

The six years (1730-1736) in which roared Timanfaya brought devastating effects on nearly a third of the surface of Lanzarote. The lava, in all its fury, engulfed neighboring Fire Mountain villages. Legend has it that the desperate, insular population turned to Our Lady of Sorrows to slow the hell of coals. The Virgin got it up to Mancha Blanca, a small town located two miles north of the center, which survived the fierceness of the lava flows. The pilgrimage of Los Dolores, one of the great popular events of Lanzarote (held every year in mid-September), claimed this traditional belief. The lava flows that generated so much devastation, are today, three centuries later, the main tourist attraction of the island.

The scientific sample is complemented by the exit to the outside of the building facing the Natural Park of the Volcanoes

The Visitor Center and Interpretation of Mancha Blanca played on a television room roar Timanfaya. In just a minute volcanic eruption is recreated in an underground station building directing tourists to the root of the natural phenomenon. The experience is like a storm. The darkness populated place and the screams of the earth bring vomiting lava abroad. The guides say the roar of Timanfaya reached the island of Tenerife (Canary another island situated 400 kilometers west of Lanzarote).

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