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Centro de Interpretacion Vulcanologico

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Volcano tour

The museum is in a great spot where you can see nearly all of the southern coast of the island. It... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2018
Swindon, United Kingdom
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Learned a lot about volcanoes. A lot of technology which keeps all of us involved and interested... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
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Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

The museum is in a great spot where you can see nearly all of the southern coast of the island. It is situated in a lava field so lots to absorb just from its position. There are two buildings, one has an in depth look...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Learned a lot about volcanoes. A lot of technology which keeps all of us involved and interested. The group enjoyed our time here.

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

This is a well presented exhibition showing the eruption which occurred just south of El Hierro some years ago. It's really worth going to and very interesting

Thank Colin F
Reviewed 7 October 2017

This museum blew us away. The landscape itself is stunning with several different types of lava and volcanic formations. It has two rooms, the first with a panormic array of screens providing stunning visuals from the most recent eruption, clleverly and clearly explaining in multiple...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2016

Great site to visit to get background on the geography and the volcanic eruption at La Restinga. Not a fan of their "interactive" menu navigation as it was a bit jittery but all the information is interesting, educational and a good mix of different media.

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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Very interesting visit and informative on general volcanic eruptions and more importantly the recent eruption which was well documented and presented.

Thank J17A
Reviewed 21 April 2016

When we visited here, it was very quiet and we had the car park to ourselves. There is a walk which takes you through various types of volcanic lava formations down to a room with multi language video presentations of the 2011 offshore eruption which...More

Thank Adyfield
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Interesting information regarding volcanos in general with real clips and film of the 2011 underwater eruption where inhabitants la La Restinga were forced to evacuate the town. Huge computerised multilingual screens with special sound effects bring the 2011 eruption to life and portray events as...More

Thank Jerseylolly
Reviewed 29 February 2016

This gathers together information on two themes - a basic understanding of the volcanic process and the story of the 2011 eruption. There is also a "trail" of rocks of different types - but these seemed to lack interpretation notices and so were not so...More

Thank AlanR555
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Audio visual explanation of volcanic effects and evidence of different types of lava and eruptions. A second building 300m away houses an exhibition devoted to the 2011 eruption in the sea close to La Restinga when the village was twice evacuated.

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