Roque Nublo

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Roque Nublo.
The Roque Nublo seen from the north-east, with the smaller spire (a volcanic plug) known as El Fraile ("the Friar") visible in the far left of the picture.

Roque Nublo (Clouded Rock, Rock in the Clouds) is a volcanic rock on the island of Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain. It is 67 m (220 ft) tall, and its top is 1,813 m (5,948 ft) above sea level.[1] Second highest peak of the island after nearby Pico de las Nieves, it is a famous landmark of the island, protected as a natural monument.[2]

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.[citation needed]

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.[3]

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Coordinates: 27°58′14″N 15°36′45″W / 27.97056°N 15.61250°W / 27.97056; -15.61250