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Caldera de Bandama

Santa Brigida, 35300 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, Spain
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Type: Geologic Formations
Traveler Description: A view point above the caldera gives a magnificent view into the 1km across crater. Also superb views from the sea up to the mountain tops. Worth the... more »
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Chawton
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

An impressive hole in the ground best appreciated either by a sprightly circumnavigation of its rim or in repose from the adjacent Pico de Bandama. The most accessible of GC's calderas as it lies beneath the road to the Pico. Decent views of the East Coast.

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Cork
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We went there in December, but it was still nice warm. Beautifull view, amazing, do not go there if you have vertigo:) Close to the Caldera is nice vineyard when you can taste and buy excellent wines.

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UK
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is a great area to call in on - grab some time to drive up to look right across the Caldera and then take the walk down into the volcano - the view is spectacular and lets remember .... its a volcano how often can you say you wandered around crater - take water and something to nibble on... More

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Jyvaskyla, Finland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Place is worth of visiting even i am a little bit scared of hights and didn't go down because on that and my operated knee. The path was so narrow that i waited up for my husband to go there. We went threre by bus and luckily we had plenty of cold water and toiletpaper with us because there was't... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Stupendous view across the Caldera and a tiny farm right at the bottom. Can be very hot but I expect you'll stop at Monte Coello for a nice cool drink and then go on up to Sta Brigida along the main road.

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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

If you have seen a hole in the gound it's like that, only WAY bigger. We lived on the other side of the island and had driven far to see the mountains, and to see this volcano on the other side, but after a whole day of driving/walking/siteseeing; this hole was something of a anticlimax...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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15 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Excellent exercise and impressive views for people not suffering from vertigo or poor balance. (Well, ...there is a platform at the starting point, probable suitable even for wheelchairs, and the views are rather impressive already from there.) Three hours is rather suitable for the walk down and up again. Keep in mind that there is a gate that is closed... More

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Highlands
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50 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Using our Sunflower Book guide, we caught the local bus from Las Palmas and "did" Bandama. After we had climbed up to the Pico, I then ventured a short way round the crater rim (until vertigo won). We then took the path down into the caldera, although I was unable to persuade my wife to go the very bottom -... More

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Devon
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

This is probably the most accessible caldera on the island. There is a good, and well signed, road that takes you to the top of the adjacent peak for some excellent views. Parking is a bit limited though and it can get exciting if you meet one of the tourist coaches. The caldera itself is about 200m deep and the... More

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Truro, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

The views, and history were magnificent. Lots of information boards by the viewing platform in various languages

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