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Centro de Visitantes El Portillo

Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:15 PM
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All about the island genesis... and much more!

Completely free, this museum is particularly dedicated to volcanism and the origin of Tenerife (and... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2018
Mout L
via mobile
Billiant, informative, interesting and FREE!

I have visited here several times and it just gets better! The tourist tour companies do not take... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2018
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Carretera TF21, Km 32,1, Tenerife, Spain
+34 922 35 60 00
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Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

Completely free, this museum is particularly dedicated to volcanism and the origin of Tenerife (and other Canary islands). This center makes use of different communication means to explain the island genesis: videos, pictures, illustrations and games. Explanations are very comprehensive and available in all languages....More

Thank Mout L
Reviewed May 15, 2018

I have visited here several times and it just gets better! The tourist tour companies do not take visitors here because there is nowhere to spend any money. Information is available in Spanish, English, French and german. The film about Teide is very good and...More

Thank llanidloes999
Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

We almost missed this out as there was no parking available so we went down the road for a coffee and came back. Found a place to park and were glad we took the time. The young woman on the desk spoke fantastic English and...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

You'll need to bring your own picnic and there isn't much parking, but once you are settled you can spend all day here. The exhibition is free and gives lots of information about how volcanic activity formed the Canary Islands. There's a small botanical garden...More

3  Thank Emma A
Reviewed February 11, 2016

We visited this centre by recommendation at our hotel, as a place to assist us in locating the high energy point in this area. The centre assistant was extremely helpful, giving us clear guidance in our quest,

Thank Trevor S
Reviewed February 10, 2016

From visitor center in El Portillo you can start many wandering around Las Canadas and area El Teide. Especially road and bath to Forzaleta is very nice and easy to reach during 2-3 hours there and back. Visitor Center itself is also much worth to...More

Thank Markku S
Reviewed November 1, 2015

The centre is split into three sections. Hopefully something for everyone. In the building in the lower floor there is a lot of information about volancos, including a short film about the creation of Tenerife. Everything is multilingual and designed for those with an enthusiasm...More

1  Thank Michelle S
Reviewed June 19, 2015

We had a great time at the visitors centre! We actually already had ll the information we needed for our hike but called in there to kill a bit of time because there were very high winds that day and it was cold! So glad...More

4  Thank karingal
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