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Observatorio del Teide

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Tf-514 | Km 1, 38200 San Cristobal de La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
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Reviewed August 9, 2019 via mobile

We booked through tripadvisor as the guided tour said suitable for all ages. Unfortunately ob arrival following a 90 minute drive we were refused entry as we had a 6 year old with us. We were told that you had to be at least 8...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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VolcanoLife, Responsable de Comunidades at Observatorio del Teide, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2019

Hello, sorry for the inconvenience but children under 8 are not allowed to participate in the guided visit of the Teide Observatory. The description of the activity on tripadvisor is correct. Regards

Reviewed July 21, 2019

The day tour of the observatory is a good insight into its unique location and a chance to see solar eruptions (we did) or spot (we did not) through a telescope. Overall, informative and enjoyable. The night sky is very special, in particular before the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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VolcanoLife, Responsable de Comunidades at Observatorio del Teide, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2019

Hello, thanks for your feedback!

Reviewed July 20, 2019

One of the main reasons I wanted to visit Tenerife was to go to stargaze and visit the observatory. Firstly, if you are on the south coast I would suggest driving from the Los Cristiano end. We had a hire car, drove from the south...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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VolcanoLife, Responsable de Comunidades at Observatorio del Teide, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2019

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Reviewed June 25, 2019 via mobile

Took a tour with my wife and 12 year old son. Opted to leave the younger kids elsewhere. Very engaging guided tour by an enthusiastic and knowlegable local scientist. Lots of information about what sort of equipment is housed in the various ‘telescopes’, what countries...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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VolcanoLife, Responsable de Comunidades at Observatorio del Teide, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2019

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Reviewed April 9, 2019 via mobile

We visited today on the midday tour. One word. Amazing! Our tour guide was fantastic and very informative. We were able to look through telescopes aimed at the sun, seeing a sunspot and small solar flare! Loved the small talk on how infra red light...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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VolcanoLife, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Observatorio del Teide, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2019

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Reviewed March 23, 2019

We did not like the beach resorts of the south coast. Low quality rip off abound, such a shame, so we spend out time visiting Teide, the observatory and countryside away from tourist traps. We will never return to any canary island, our trip was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank K M
VolcanoLife, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Observatorio del Teide, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2019

Hello, we believe that this comment is not from this activity. Best Regards.

Reviewed March 17, 2019

We went to the tour with 2 children. The guides were officious and on time. We stood outside for a good 15 minutes while the guide explained each building to us (a hat sun cream and a coat a must). We then proceeded to an...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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VolcanoLife, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Observatorio del Teide, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2019

Hello, thank you very much for your comments. We are glad to know that you enjoyed the activity with the children. Regards

Reviewed March 14, 2019 via mobile

If you drive along the TF21 there is a very convenient lay-by where you can park for a totally unobstructed view of the observatories against a hopefully blue sky. It is a great photo opportunity and emphasises the significance of these scientific buildings. There is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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VolcanoLife, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Observatorio del Teide, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2019

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Reviewed January 11, 2019

Really interesting tour with knowledgeable guides on site, one of only 3 observatories of this kind in the world. Well worth a visit. The air is so clean and fresh here, and fantastic views. Tours really good price for what you get, not a 'rip...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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VolcanoLife, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Observatorio del Teide, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2019

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Reviewed January 9, 2019

I had a hire car and was driving along the TF21, the full length from one end of the island to the other, a good days drive (taking my time, with plenty of stops on the way) when I went for a look at the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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VolcanoLife, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Observatorio del Teide, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2019

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Response from Rosangel Q | Property representative |
Hello, AS it is a restricted area you will be able to park your car before the barrier, our guide will afterwards show your where you can ark inside the Observatory. We recommend to always check weather conditions before... More
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We bought tickets online, the day before we went. (You do need to book in advance - When we were there, someone just turned up in a car, but was not allowed to join the tour, presumably because they had not booked in... More
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