Cueva de Los Verdes


I’m fascinated with the power of the nature and I think the island of Lanzarote is the best place to actually see and feel that force. The volcanic island from Canary Archipelago has so many sites where you can see how the volcano (“La Corona”) modeled the landscape in a dramatic fight with its stone and the water of the ocean; one of this place is Cueva de Los Verdes (part of the “Atlantis Tunnel”), a cave made by the lava flowing its way from the volcano to the ocean. This cave is linked to Jameos del Agua place, also a continuation of the labyrinth of the old lava underground river. Despite de Jameos del Agua, which was arranged by Manrique with special facilities (like a concert hall, a pool, a bar and everything), in Cueva de Los Verdes the man-made modifications are restricted to stone steps and wall lights. The guided circuit of the cave is mandatory here as you may experience some accidents in the gallery. Also, this cave has a mysterious secret, which is not revealed until the last part of the underground trip; it’s a wonderful and unexpected secret, which can blow your mind for seconds. Well, as it is a secret, well kept by the locals, I won’t disclose it either, even if I made a fabulous picture there. It worths the trip to find out yourself.

About the pictures, what can I say, it’s a cave photo session, that means only dark and colorful lights. Enjoy the underground of Lanzarote!

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Here is the entrance of the cave:
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The entrance seen by the interior of the cave:
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And now, in the tunnel:
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An interesting detail, the cave has places where the tunnels are one up the other and from some holes you can see the upper/lower tunnel:
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This aren’t made by water, as the cave is dry (as long as it is on the land side, the under ocean tunnels are flooded):
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This is the concert hall area, a natural big “room”, with a special acoustic:
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Another interesting shapes made by lava:
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Here is the end of the visitable length of this cave (800m of a total of more than 6 km on the land and 1.5 km under the ocean):
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