Volcano Teide Teide Legend Exhibition

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00:20 Hrs Approx.

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Teide Legend Exhibition

Languages
EN · ES

Duration approx.
00:20 Hrs Approx.

Difficulty
Low

Discover the legend that surrounds Mount Teide at the “Science and Legend” exhibition in our Visitors’ Centre, where gods and humans will tell you about Mount Teide’s last great eruption (about a thousand years ago) from the point of view of the indigenous Guanches, juxtaposed with the modern scientific perspective. The perfect activity to enjoy with children, it will complete your visit to the National Park, particularly if the cable car is closed.

Highlights...

  • Enjoy the “Science and Legend” exhibition which you will find at the Teide Cable Car Visitors’ Centre. Free admission to children under the age of 13. 
  • For the finishing touch to your Teide Legend experience, why not buy a nice souvenir in our gift shop, and enjoy local cuisine in the Teleférico del Teide restaurant and snack bar?
  • You can use your ticket to claim a discount equivalent to the cost of your ticket on food and drink you purchase in the restaurant and snack bar, or on purchases in the official souvenir shop. (Discount already applied on the combined ticket package which includes admission to the exhibition + comic or café package).

What's included...

  • Admission ticket for the “Science and Legend” exhibition at the Visitors’ Centre
  • Admission ticket for the “Science and Legend” exhibition + “Volcano Teide Legend” comic or café package

What's not included...

  • Cable car ticket. (Remember that a cable car ticket includes access to the exhibition, so there is no need to book an additional admission ticket for the exhibition when you purchase a cable car ticket.)
  • Transport. If you wish to visit Mount Teide in a sustainable way, book the Teide Tour Excursion and enjoy the National Park with an official guide, along with admission to the exhibition and the Visitors’ Centre.
  • Food and/or drink (which you can buy in our restaurant-cafeteria)
  • The option of exchanging the cost of your admission ticket for an equivalent discount in the official shop or restaurant-cafeteria—by booking the combined package of admission + comic or café package—, as it has already been applied to the combined package.

Information

You can visit the Exhibition and the Visitors’ Centre on any day of the year, apart from the Christmas Day public holiday. However, please bear in mind that opening hours are from 9.00am until 3.00pm (3.30pm during Holy Week).

  • Pets are not allowed at the Cable Car Visitors’ Centre.
  • It is necessary to produce the booking confirmation, either printed or displayed on a mobile device, in order to gain access to the exhibition.
  • Children under the age of 13 are admitted free!
  • Remember that when you purchase a cable car ticket, access to the exhibition is included, so there is no need to book an additional admission ticket for the exhibition.

When you go on your visit to the Teide National Park, you need to be prepared for conditions of extreme heat or extreme cold, depending on the time of year and the time of day of your visit.

How to dress to go up Mount Teide

The Teide Cable Car Visitors’ Centre is located within a fragile and protected national park. Therefore we must follow a series of basic rules of civic behaviour and respect of the natural environment, such as not littering or taking rocks, plants or animals. Please remember that it is prohibited to make fire, make loud noises, stray from the signposted paths, feed the animals, or to camp.

Bookings may be cancelled or the date of the reservation may be changed free of charge up to 24 hours prior to the activity. After this period, 100% of the amount will be charged.

Date changes are valid for 1 year provided that the vouchers have not been redeemed. Up to 3 date changes are permitted.

In the event that the Teide Cable Car Visitors’ Centre is closed for reasons beyond the control of the company, such as the closure of access roads to Mount Teide or the closure of the car park for security reasons, you can change or cancel your booking free of charge. We recommend you visit the Teide Today section to find out whether the car park is open or closed on the day of your visit. 

Check our Terms and conditions for detailed information on other reasons for cancellation.

The Teide Cable Car Visitors’ Centre, located at the cable car base station, stands at an altitude of 2,536 metres, and offers facilities specially designed to make your visit truly enjoyable: the “Science and Legend” exhibition, an official souvenir shop and a restaurant-cafeteria with a wide range of cuisine and panoramic views of the National Park.

Parking

Avoid the car. Choose collective transportation. It is important that together we do what we can to counteract overuse of the vehicle parking areas in the National Park. As a conservation measure, they have been kept to a small size, and they cannot be extended. If you finally decide to arrive by car, it’s advisable to do so after 1.00pm.

The Cable Car base station has a car park with 220 spaces. You can check the car park opening and closing times here.

Shops

The Teide Cable Car Visitors’ Centre facilities include an information centre and an official souvenir shop.

Restaurant / Café

The Teide Cable Car Visitors’ Centre has a café and restaurant facility with spectacular views of the Teide National Park. The restaurant offers a wide range of cuisine, with the emphasis on locally sourced ingredients.

Toilets

The Teide Cable Car Visitors’ Centre has toilets, which are open to the public during normal opening hours.

  • Children under the age of 13 are admitted free! Supporting documentation required. 

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What's included...
  • Admission ticket for the “Science and Legend” exhibition
  • The Volcano Teide Legend comic on the legend of Guayota. (One comic per adult ticket)
  • Free admission to children under the age of 13. (Comic not included).
  • A discount equivalent to the value of the admission ticket to the exhibition, already applied to the combined pack of admission + comic.
What's not included...
  • Food and/or drink, which you can buy in our restaurant-cafeteria
  • Cable car ticket. (Remember that a cable car ticket includes access to the exhibition (without a comic), so there is no need to book an additional admission ticket for the exhibition.)
  • Comic for children who are admitted to the exhibition free of charge.
  • The option of exchanging the cost of your admission ticket for an equivalent discount in the official shop or restaurant-cafeteria, as it has already been applied to the combined pack of admission + comic.
What's included...
  • Admission ticket for the “Science and Legend” exhibition
  • Café menu package. (Includes a ham-and-cheese roll and a white coffee or a bottle of water)
  • Free admission to children under the age of 13. (Café package not included).
  • A discount equivalent to the value of the admission ticket to the exhibition, already applied to the combined pack of admission + café package.
What's not included...
  • Cable car ticket. (Remember that a cable car ticket includes access to the exhibition (without a café package), so there is no need to book an additional admission ticket for the exhibition.)
  • Café package for children who are admitted to the exhibition free of charge.
  • The option of exchanging the cost of your admission ticket for an equivalent discount in the official shop or restaurant-cafeteria, as it has already been applied to the combined pack of admission + café package.
What's included...
  • A tour of the main road access routes to the Teide National Park using a digital audio guide for Android and iOS devices, which offers general information about the National Park, its access routes by car and the walking trails on Mount Teide.
  • Admission to the informative “Science and Legend” exhibition at the Teide Cable Car Visitors’ Centre—which also has a café and a shop—for the ticket holder and all those accompanying.
What's not included...
  • Cable Car ticket
  • Transport
  • Food and/or drink (which you can buy in our restaurant-cafeteria)
What's included...
  • Admission ticket for the “Science and Legend” exhibition, which entitles you to a discount equivalent to the cost of your ticket in our official shop or the Teide Cable Car Visitors’ Centre restaurant and snack bar.
  • Free admission to children under the age of 13.
What's not included...
  • Food and/or drink (you can redeem the cost of the exhibition ticket in our restaurant-cafeteria)
  • Cable car ticket. (If you plan to book a ticket for the cable car, remember that a cable car ticket includes access to the exhibition, so there is no need to book an additional admission ticket for the exhibition.) 

Where to find us

Street: TF-21 motorway, km 43 - Teide National Park

Postal code:  38300      Municipality: La Orotava

The Teide Cable Car Visitors’ Centre is well connected by roads, and can be easily reached from any point of the island of Tenerife.

If you are in the northern part of the island

  • Take the TF-21 motorway which connects La Orotava with El Portillo de la Villa and crosses the Teide National Park. The Cable Car is at km 43. (N28º 15' 17" W16º 37' 33")

If you are in the southern part of the island

  • Take the TF-38 motorway from Boca de Tauce to Chío, which connects with TF-21.
  • Take the TF-21 motorway from Vilaflor to Teide National Park, the route of access for the tourist areas of Playa de Américas and Los Cristianos.

If you are close to Santa Cruz or La Laguna

  • Take the TF-24 motorway from La Laguna to Portillo de la Villa (La Esperanza Motorway), which connects with TF-21 that will take you to the base station of the cable car at km 43.

Distances

Mt. Teide is approximately an hour’s drive from any point on the island.

  • Santa Cruz: 64 km
  • La Laguna: 55 km
  • Puerto de la Cruz: 45 km
  • Los Gigantes: 52 km
  • Los Cristianos: 47 km

Map

 

Frequently asked questions

Each person needs to purchase an individual ticket to the Teide Legend Exhibition. Admission is free for children under the age of 13.

Remember that access to the exhibition is included for customers who have booked a cable car ticket, so there is no need to book an additional admission ticket for the exhibition.

Yes. You can choose from several packages whereby you can opt to book your admission to the exhibition together with the comic or a café package.


One comic or café package will be provided with each adult ticket. Children who are admitted to the exhibition free of charge do not have a copy of the comic or the café pack included. However, you can buy as many comics and souvenirs of the legend as you wish in the official souvenir shop, as well as a suitable snack for them in the café-restaurant.

 

As the cost of admission has already been applied as an equivalent discount on these combined tickets, you will not have the option of exchanging the value of your admission ticket for an equivalent discount in the official shop or restaurant-cafeteria.

 

In the event that the Teide Cable Car VisitorsCentre is closed, you can change or cancel your booking free of charge.

It is not necessary. You can download it and display it on the screen of any mobile device (phone, tablet, etc.).

Pets are not allowed at the Cable Car VisitorsCentre. 

The facilities at the Teide Cable Car Visitors’ Centre are open every day of the year, apart from 25 December. They can also be closed due to adverse weather conditions, such as heavy snowfall, or due to the closure of the car park for security reasons. so the Visitors’ Centre will be open provided that the access roads to Teide and the Visitors’ Centre car park are open. We recommend you visit the Teide Today section to find out whether the car park is open or closed on the day of your visit.


You can visit the Exhibition and the Visitors’ Centre on any day of the year, apart from the Christmas Day public holiday. However, please bear in mind that opening hours are from 9.00am until 3.00pm (3.30pm during Holy Week).

There are no age restrictions for visiting the exhibition or the other areas of the Teide Cable Car VisitorsCentre. 

Yes, you can buy a ticket at the Visitors’ Centre.

Yes, reservations may be cancelled or the date may be changed free of charge up to 24 hours prior to the activity. After this period, 100% of the amount will be charged. Date changes are valid for 1 year provided that the vouchers have not been redeemed. Up to 3 date changes are permitted.

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Reviews

2024/02/09

Small but very informative - I liked the 2 show’s running side by side to show the different perspectives. Great views.

2024/01/08

Make a much more clear webpage... do not even sell other tickets it only confuses....

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2024/01/15

I had eagerly anticipated the exhibition and cafeteria experience, having purchased a Cafeteria Package. The exhibition, with its charming room filled with imaginative animations and artworks, lived up to my expectations. However, the overall experience was marred by disorganization. Upon entering the cafeteria, bustling with a diverse crowd, I inquired about the Cafeteria Package at the counter. To my dismay, the information provided by the waiter contradicted what I had read on the website where I made the purchase. Confusion persisted during the payment process, as the cashier, oblivious to the package, insisted on charging me for food and drinks. Despite presenting my tickets, the cashier remained uninformed about the offer. After consulting with the boss, who himself seemed uncertain about the package details, the cashier attempted to rectify the situation. While the staff's efforts to accommodate me were commendable, it left me with the impression that the whole ordeal might have been a ploy to attract visitors and then upsell them. Although the boss extended a discount on my food and drinks, I couldn't help but feel that the entire experience was misleading. I find it disheartening, and I cannot recommend this venue to my family or friends due to the lack of clarity and potential for overcharging.

Description

Visit the Teide National Park with Teide Legend, and discover the legend of Guayota

TEIDE LEGEND is a fun, new way to get to know the Teide National Park (and its legendary history).

The birth of the legend of Mount Teide

For thousands of years, the volcano, an emblem of the island of Tenerife, has been the subject of a plethora of legends passed down from one generation to the next. One of the most famous legends concerns the eruption of Mount Teide around 1,000 years ago.

Back then, the Guanches, the island’s earliest inhabitants, witnessed one of the most significant events in the history of the Canary Archipelago. Mount Teide began to emit a thundering roar while lava coursed down the sides of the volcano, completely transforming the area and the mountain that was worshipped by the population. The Guanches probably interpreted this event as a fight between mythological deities—an explanation far from that which science now attributes to volcanic eruptions.

This legend is deeply rooted in the minds of Canary islanders and today, we would like you to become part of it by visiting the “Science and Legend” exhibition in the Teide Cable Car Visitors’ Centre, where we bring together both the mythological and the scientific perspectives.

Visit the domain of Guayota!

VISIT THE “SCIENCE AND LEGEND” EXHIBITION

In the “Science and Legend” exhibition, which is housed in an impressive setting, the characters of the legend of Guayota, the gods and the Guanches, put forward their version of the volcanological events that resulted in the great eruption of Mount Teide a thousand years ago, in opposition to the scientific explanation of the various stages of the eruption.

Discover the “Science and Legend” Exhibition with Guayota, the demon of Mount Teide.

Relive the experience of that eruption, 1,000 years ago, from the perspective of science and from that of the legend, comparing the various phases of the eruption from two apparently opposing, but closely connected, perspectives.

You will have access to trusted data and at the same time, you will discover the magic of a story in which good and evil confront each other in an epic battle. Which explanation do you prefer? Are you on the side of science or on the side of legend?

This action-packed story is brought to you by its own characters: Guayota, Achamán and Magec, the gods; and the Guanches: Tassat, the Mencey and the Guañameñe. Gods and humans in the most epic legend about Mount Teide.

The characters of the Teide Legend: Achamán, Tassat, Guayota and Magec
The characters of the Teide Legend. From left to right: Achamán, Tassat, Guayota and Magec.

Did you know that the Guanches mummified their dead? Several Guanche mummies have been discovered in the Teide National Park, and you’ll see a replica of one of them in the exhibition! We will explain the process they undertook to preserve the dead.

We have great news for you if you’re travelling with children: admission to the exhibition is free for children up to the age of 13.

Would you like to visit the exhibition and ascend by cable car too? Remember that when you purchase a cable car ticket, access to the exhibition is included, so there is no need to book an additional admission ticket for the exhibition.

Live the Teide legend!

Once your visit to the exhibition is over, you can continue your tour of the Visitors’ Centre in our official souvenir shop, where you can find the perfect memento of your TEIDE LEGEND experience. For the finishing touch to your visit, why not treat your taste buds with delicious local dishes in Spain’s highest restaurant-cafeteria, while enjoying extraordinary views of the National Park?

And remember that when you buy a ticket to the TEIDE LEGEND EXHIBITION, your entitled to a discount equivalent to the cost of your ticket on food and drink purchased in the restaurant and snack bar, or on purchases in the official souvenir shop. Not applicable to the combined packages of admission ticket to the exhibition + comic or café package, as already applied to the end price. 

Take home a unique memento of the legend and of your visit to Mount Teide

In our official shop, situated at the exit to the exhibition, you will find all kinds of souvenirs inspired by the Teide Legend.

Teide Cable Car Visitors’ Centre official shop
Teide Cable Car Visitors’ Centre official shop

How would you like a T-shirt or a coffee cup showing the characters from the legend of Guayota? Choose your favourite, and take a memento of the Teide legend home with you. You’ll also find caps, magnets, bracelets, and more.

Here’s a recommendation for the youngest children and fans of comics: you can give them a fantastic comic that tells the story of the eruption of Mount Teide in full colour. They will meet Guayota, the evil spirit of Mount Teide, and Achamán, the god of the skies. Who will win the battle?

RESERVE IN ADVANCE YOUR COMIC OF THE LEGEND WITH THE COMBINED TICKET “SCIENCE AND LEGEND” EXHIBITION + GUAYOTA LEGEND COMIC PACKAGE

Reserve your combined ticket, and secure your full-colour copy of the Legend of Guayota with the discount already applied to the price of your admission to the exhibition. One copy of the “Volcano Teide Legend” Comic will be given with every combined adult ticket package.

Gods and humans will tell you in full detail about Mount Teide’s last great eruption, a thousand years ago, from the point of view of the Guanche legend.

Volcano Teide Legend Comic
The Volcano Teide Legend comic tells the legend of Guayota with superb pictures.

Remember that when you book the TEIDE LEGEND EXHIBITION, you can use your ticket to claim a discount equivalent to the cost of your ticket on food and drink you purchase in the restaurant and snack bar, or on purchases in the official souvenir shop. Not applicable to the combined packages of admission ticket to the exhibition + comic or café package, as already applied to the end price.

Savour the island in Spain’s highest restaurant

Of course, your visit to Mount Teide must finish on a “high note”. In the restaurant-cafeteria to be found at the exit of the souvenir shop, you can enjoy mouthwatering dishes prepared using local produce while you gaze out at the spectacular, panoramic views of the Teide National Park

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Couple drinking a toast in the Cable Car Visitors’ Centre restaurant-cafeteria.
Couple drinking a toast in the Cable Car Visitors’ Centre restaurant-cafeteria.

COMPLETE YOUR VISIT TO THE EXHIBITION WITH A FANTASTIC COMBINED PACKAGE INCLUDING A SNACK IN OUR CAFÉ

Book your admission + café package, designed to help you enjoy the exhibition along with a tasty snack in our café (consisting of a ham-and-cheese roll and a white coffee or a bottle of water), while you gaze at amazing, panoramic views of the National Park.

Remember that when you book the TEIDE LEGEND EXHIBITION, you can use your ticket as an equivalent discount voucher to be redeemed on food and drink you purchase in the restaurant and snack bar, or on purchases in the official souvenir shop. Not applicable to the combined packages of admission ticket to the exhibition + comic or café package, as already applied to the end price.

The Teide Legend Tour: the audio-guided tour that lets you explore the Teide National Park at your own pace, and the “Science and Legend” exhibition

How do you fancy adding an audio guide to your admission ticket to the exhibition and enjoying the drive up Mount Teide by car, as if you were accompanied by a real guide? We are pleased to present the most comprehensive audio guide yet to the Teide National Park. Your tour begins as soon as you set out from your accommodation, and allows you to discover the recommended tourist attractions you will encounter along the main access roads to Mount Teide, all at your own pace. Select your route, and discover the best viewing points, and the most outstanding paths, local businesses, restaurants, and so on—all while you learn about the volcanology, history and anthropology of the National Park.

This tour includes admission to the “Science and Legend” exhibition at the Cable Car Visitors’ Centre—the best place to conclude this unforgettable experience. And that’s not all! When you purchase a single audio-guided tour, all the members of your group can access the exhibition with you, free of charge. The perfect tour to enjoy together as a family!

Exhibition and audio-guided visit of the National Park with Teide Legend

Teide Tour: the perfect choice for a visit to the Teide National Park and the exhibition on an excursion with transfer and guide

Would you like to visit the Teide National Park in a sustainable way? Our Teide Tour excursion takes you to visit Mount Teide in our comfortable buses, accompanied by a guide who will tell you all the secrets of the volcano. Your ticket includes access to the exhibition, and you will have the option of booking a ticket for the cable car along with a digital audio guide to trails from the upper station.

Teide Tour excursion with Teide Cable Car

Do you have your own means of transport, but you’d like to visit the exhibition and add a cable car ride up Mount Teide? No problem! Book your tickets now, and get free admission to the exhibition.

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Would you like to visit the exhibition in a sustainable way?

Check the availability of the Teide Tour (with optional cable car)

Let’s go!
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Would you like to ascend Mount Teide in the cable car too?

Your cable car ticket includes free admission to the exhibition.

Book your cable car ride + the exhibition!
Free changes and cancellations
Request a refund or change the date at no extra cost up to 24 hours before. You have 1 year to enjoy your booking.
Availability subject to change
The activity may be suspended for meteorological or organisational reasons.
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Would you like to visit the exhibition in a sustainable way?

Check the availability of the Teide Tour (with optional cable car)

Let’s go!
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Would you like to ascend Mount Teide in the cable car too?

Your cable car ticket includes free admission to the exhibition.

Book your cable car ride + the exhibition!
Free changes and cancellations
Request a refund or change the date at no extra cost up to 24 hours before. You have 1 year to enjoy your booking.
Availability subject to change
The activity may be suspended for meteorological or organisational reasons.
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Would you like to take the tour with a guide and visit the exhibition in a sustainable way?

Check the availability of the Teide Tour (with optional cable car)

Let’s go!
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Would you like to ascend Mount Teide in the cable car too?

Your cable car ticket includes free admission to the exhibition

Book your cable car ride + the exhibition!
Free changes and cancellations
Request a refund or change the date at no extra cost up to 24 hours before. You have 1 year to enjoy your booking.
Availability subject to change
The activity may be suspended for meteorological or organisational reasons.
exclamation
Would you like to visit the exhibition in a sustainable way?

Check the availability of the Teide Tour (with optional cable car)

Let’s go!
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Would you like to ascend Mount Teide in the cable car too?

Your cable car ticket includes free admission to the exhibition.

Book your cable car ride + the exhibition!
Free changes and cancellations
Request a refund or change the date at no extra cost up to 24 hours before. You have 1 year to enjoy your booking.
Availability subject to change
The activity may be suspended for meteorological or organisational reasons.

It is not possible to add more private charter bookings.

It is not possible to add more people to the booking. Please select a different session with more availability.

It is not possible to add more people to the booking. Please select a different date.

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