Timanfaya National Park
Timanfaya National Park is located in a spectacular volcanic environment dominated by shades of black and reddish lapilli, sand and basaltic lavas, all dotted with specks of different colours belonging to the numerous species of lichen. The park's originality and beauty make it an unforgettable place.
Although the park's landscape seems desolate, it has been colonized by a wide variety of adaptive plants and animals. The park aims to protect and conserve these species. As a result, the park has a considerable biological wealth and is home to a large number of endemic plants and animals.
Timanfaya National Park is located in the southwest of Lanzarote between the towns of Yaiza and Tinajo. It covers an area of just over 50 km┬▓. It was declared a National Park in 1974. It is a park of volcanic origin with more than 25 volcanoes, some of which are well known, like the Monta├▒a de Fuego, Monta├▒a Rajada and the Caldera del Corazoncillo. The last real eruptions occurred between 1730 and 1736, but there is still volcanic activity in the area and there are hot spots that can reach temperatures of 120 ┬░C on the surface and up to 600 ┬░C at depths of just 13 meters.
The Lord of the Rings and the land of Mordor
Some parts of the film "The Lord of Rings" which occur in the land of Mordor, particularly around the Mountain of Fire, were filmed in Timanfaya.