• Roque Cinchado, the Tenerifian 1000 pesetas bill

    Roque Cinchado

    Many miss those yearned pesetas that one day, before the entry into the euro world, were the official currency of Spain. Over the life of the Spanish peseta, many were the bills released from the factory of coins and stamps. Among them, one of the most famous was that ticket of 1000 pesetas which reproduced the image of Roque Cinchado, one of the most famous spots of the Teide National Park on its reverse.

    Roque Cinchado, immortalized in a green and white snapshot as the back side of the paper money was printed in honor of a distinguished Canarian, the writer Benito Pérez Galdós. It came out of the machines of the Spanish factory between 1982 and 1987.

    The ticket is now a relic of those times prior to 1999, when the euro came into force. However, the image that could be seen in those 1000 pesetas bill, fortunately we can contemplate it in situ, in one of the most beautiful rocky landscapes of the Spanish geography.

    Roque Cinchado is found in Los Roques de García, in las Cañadas del Teide, in the middle of a national park declared patrimony of the humanity. We must be over two kilometers above the level of the sea and just 300 meters below the peak of Mount Teide to observe this volcanic landscape, along with the so-called ‘moonscape’ of lava flows, formed one of the most beautiful and exportable Tenerife nature postcard.

    Creative Commons or Public Domain Image: Flickr/alexyv

    Mar Santiago
    Mar Santiago
    She is a journalist and traveler, specialized in other cultures and countries in conflict. Mar has worked for major media networks as RNE, Diario16 Malaga and EFE.

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