Garcia Stones

Local nameLa Catedral
LocationLa Orotava, Spain

The Roque Cinchado is a rock formation, regarded as emblematic of the island of Tenerife. It lies within the Teide National Park in the municipality of La Orotava, near the volcano of the same name, in the heart of the island.

The Roque Cinchado is located about 1700 meters below the summit of Teide volcano and is a volcanic formation; it belongs to a lineup of large rock formations, remnants of the former summit of the island, known as "Roques García."

The Roque Cinchado is a 27-metre high rock pillar, composed mostly of volcaniclastic sedimentary rock layers Its upper sedimentary layers have been intruded by two sills of lava, which have made the upper part of the pillar more resistant to erosion.

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More information and contact


Official Website

Teide National Park Information page

Address 38300, Spain

Coordinates 28°13'22.652" N -16°38'4.879" E

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