Roque de los Muchachos

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Roque de los Muchachos
Roque de los Muchachos view1.jpg
Elevation 2,423 m (7,949 ft)[1]
Prominence 2,423 m (7,949 ft)[1]
Listing Ultra
Location
Roque de los Muchachos is located in Canary Islands
Roque de los Muchachos
Roque de los Muchachos
Location in the Canary Islands, on the island of La Palma
Location La Palma, Canary Islands
Coordinates 28°45′17″N 17°53′06″W / 28.75472°N 17.88500°W / 28.75472; -17.88500Coordinates: 28°45′17″N 17°53′06″W / 28.75472°N 17.88500°W / 28.75472; -17.88500[1]

Roque de los Muchachos (English: "The Rock of the Boys") is a rocky mound at the highest point on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands, Spain. The rocks are found at an elevation of 2,423 m above sea level, not far from the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos, where some of the world's largest telescopes are situated; the altitude and the dryness of the climate here give rise to excellent observing conditions. The rocks are contained with the Parque Nacional de la Caldera de Taburiente.

From the Roque, one can see the islands of Tenerife, El Hierro and La Gomera.

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  1. ^ a b c "Europe: Atlantic Island Ultra-Prominences". Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2014-05-23.