Tenerife: Mount Teide Observatory Guided Tour

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Discover the largest solar observatory in the world on a guided tour of the Mount Teide Observatory. Observe the sun through a professional telescope and learn about the work of astrophysicists.


  • Explore the Mount Teide Observatory in Tenerife on a guided tour
  • Find out about the history of the observatory and the surrounding area
  • Learn more about the work of astronomers and astrophysicists
  • Observe the sun through the use of 2 different solar telescopes
  • Feel like an astronomer as you visit one of the night telescopes


Learn how an observatory works on a tour of Mount Teide Observatory in Tenerife, situated on Spain’s tallest mountain. Use professional telescopes to observe the sun, and learn about the work of astronomers and astrophysicists. After an introduction about the different areas of the observatory, watch a short video about the Canary Islands' sky and learn how the scopes work at night. Join your astronomy expert guide on a tour through the facility and learn more about astronomy and astrophysics. Observe the sun through 2 different solar telescopes; one to see the sunspots and the other for solar flares. Head to one of the nocturnal telescopes to discover how these massive structures observe the night sky.


Entrance to Mount Teide Observatory Guided tour Use of 2 solar telescopes Access to a professional night telescope

Important Information

  • • The observatory is located at an altitude of approximately 2,400 meters above sea level; an altitude at which oxygen diminishes. Groups will move about within the Observatory on gravel paths. For this reason, it is not recommended for people with general physical health issues (anaemia, cardio-pathologies, respiratory problems, etc.)
  • Children must confirm their age with a passport or ID card

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