Teide National Park
Teide National Park occupies the highest part of the island of Tenerife and Spain (Canary Islands). Declared January 22, 1954 Teide National Park, one is the largest and oldest national park in the Canary Islands and the third oldest in Spain. In 2007 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and since then the Teide National Park is considered one of the 12 Treasures of Spain. Teide National Park was in 2008 the most visited National Park of four at their disposal the Canary Islands with a total of 2.8 million visitors, according to the Instituto Canario de Estadística (ISTAC) and is also the National Park most visited in Spain, the most visited in Europe and second in the world with 3,142,148 visitors in 2007. The main sight is Spain's highest mountain, the volcano Teide, rising 3,718m over the sea level.