Making a trip through the entrails of the Earth seems more a matter of science fiction film, inspired by the exploits described by Julio Verne. However, there is a place in Spain where enjoy this kind of experience is possible.
We must travel to Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. This volcanic paradise, always ready to surprise the most intrepid of travelers, keeps inside itself the longest lava tube in the world.The route through the bowels of the Earth of Lanzarote will last approximately one hour, through a kilometer of overlapping galleries that were upgraded so that the visitors it can enjoy them.
However, we may not be deceived and, although this route is spectacular enough as to make it one of the essential trips to perform in Lanzarote, the truth is that the Cueva de los Verdes in Lanzarote has over seven kilometers long.
It was originated five millennia ago, when the volcano of La Corona bursted. Rivers of incandescent lava dug more solid lavas, forming the volcanic tube which reaches ‘Jameos del Agua’ and continues deep into the ocean, in what has been dubbed the tunnel of Atlantis.
In ancient times, the Cueva de los Verdes was used by the people of Lanzarote to protect themselves from the attack of the pirates. Today, in its interior we can find an auditorium and the center of geothermal measurement.
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