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The village of Masca in Tenerife

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The village of Masca in Tenerife. Seen from the viewpoint of the Cruz Gilda. Click to enlarge the image.The village of Masca in Tenerife. Click to enlarge the image.The massif of Teno formed by lava flows home to the village of Masca. This picturesque village, declared ethnographic and architectural site, is one of the best examples of natural architecture of the Canary Islands.

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The village of Masca in Tenerife. Map. Click to enlarge the image.The village of Masca in Tenerife. From the road to Santiago del Teide. Click to enlarge the image in Fotolia (new tab).The village of Masca in Tenerife. Road. Click to enlarge the image.The village of Masca is located 20 km southwest of Garachico. Coming back from Punta de Teno in Buenavista del Norte, take the right road towards Santiago del Teide.

Access to Masca by this winding road is not easy.

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The village of Masca in Tenerife. Click to enlarge the image.The region Masca is one of the most picturesque areas of Tenerife, northwestern summit is covered by mountains of Teno. This protected area, around, deep abysses mixed with a very green vegetation that can charm the most peaceful visitors.

The village of Masca in Tenerife. Click to enlarge the image.The impressive beauty of this voluntary in nature are part of a framework where roads intersect and meander the paths leading to the most remote places; the road Buenavista north is a good example.

The village of Masca in Tenerife. Click to enlarge the image.The village of Masca in Tenerife. Cultures. Click to enlarge the image.The village of Masca in Tenerife. Click to enlarge the image.
Masca is a paradise that enjoys a well deserved reputation as a refuge of pirates, this is part of beautiful legends about the islands.
The village of Masca in Tenerife. Click to enlarge the image.The village of Masca in Tenerife. Click to enlarge the image.The village of Masca in Tenerife. Click to enlarge the image.
The village of Masca in Tenerife. Click to enlarge the image.The village of Masca in Tenerife. Old roof. Click to enlarge the image.The village of Masca in Tenerife. Coast near the village. Click to enlarge the image.
Basketry and palm reed.
ChapelThe Chapel of the Conception
Chapel of the late eighteenth century Canarian style.
The village of Masca in Tenerife. Church. Click to enlarge the image.The village of Masca in Tenerife. Inside the church. Click to enlarge the image.The village of Masca in Tenerife. Church. Click to enlarge the image.
Valley The ravine of Masca (Barranco de Masca)
A hiking trail to discover the ravine of Masca to the coast and the small beach of Masca.
The village of Masca in Tenerife. Panel hiking. Click to enlarge the image.The village of Masca in Tenerife. Barranco seen from the viewpoint of the Cruz Gilda. Click to enlarge the image.The village of Masca in Tenerife. Barranco Beach Masca. Click to enlarge the image.
The village of Masca in Tenerife. Barranco de Masca. Click to enlarge the image.The village of Masca in Tenerife. Barranco. Click to enlarge the image.The village of Masca in Tenerife. Masca Beach. Click to enlarge the image.
The village of Masca in Tenerife. Barranco. Click to enlarge the image.The village of Masca in Tenerife. Barranco Beach Masca. Click to enlarge the image.Possible return by boat to Puerto de Santiago.

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