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Tejeda and Roque Nublo, Gran Canaria, Spain

Tejeda and Roque Nublo, Gran Canaria, Spain

Tejeda is a village and a municipality in the mountainous central part of the island of Gran Canaria in the Province of Las Palmas. Its population is 2,028 (2013), and the area is 103.3 km2(39.9 sq mi).The highest point of the island Gran Canaria, Pico de las Nieves – 1,949 m (6,394 ft) is located in the municipality of Tejeda. The town Tejeda is situated 6 km (4 mi) northwest of the Pico de las Nieves and 23 km (14 mi) southwest of the island capital Las Palmas. Another remarkable summit in the municipality is Roque Nublo 813 m (2,667 ft)

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Roque Nublo

Roque Nublo (Clouded RockRock in the Clouds) is a volcanic rock on the island of Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain. It is 80 m (262 ft) tall, and its top is 1,813 m (5,948 ft) above sea level. It is a famous landmark of the island, protected as a natural monument.

Roque Nublo is the second highest peak of the island, after nearby Pico de las Nieves.

It is located in the municipality Tejeda, 3 km (2 mi) south from the town centre. It was formed by a volcanic eruption around 4.5 million years ago.

For the indigenous people of Gran Canaria, the Roque was a holy monument and a pilar of heaven. It served them as a ritual place to sacrifice to the sun-god

 

Source: Wikipedia

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