Icod de los Vinos

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The village of Icod de los Vinos is located 56 kilometers west-west of the island capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife and has about 23,000 inhabitants. The neighboring communities are La Guancha in the east, La Orotava in the southeast, Santiago del Teide in the south and Garachico in the west.
Drachenbaum in Icod de los Vinos The municipality of Icod de los Vinos has an area of ​​95.9 km² at an average altitude of 235 m above sea level.


Dragon Tree in Icod de los Vinos The Drago Milenario, the most famous dragon tree, is located in Icod de los Vinos, at least the Canaries. Until recently, it was assumed that he was about 3,000 years old, but according to recent findings his age is estimated to be about 400 years.
The Iglesia de San Marcos, which was built in the 15th / 16th century, stands above the park with the dragon tree. Century. The church, which has been enlarged several times, has a remarkable Renaissance portal. The church ceiling was drafted from the heartwood of the Canary pine in the 15th century. The baroque altar is adorned with silver ornaments. The filigree silver cross comes from Cuba.
Directly opposite was a butterfly zoo, in which also lived a iguana, which likes to eat butterflies. However, this was closed and is to be relocated to Santiago del Teide.

Attractions

Cueva del viento – Lavahöhle des Windes Cueva del viento - the lava cave of the wind The Cueva del Viento is the fifth longest lava cave in the world.
In the Santa Bárbara district, there is a puppet museum, as well as a teddy bear of various teddy bears. The museum is located in old renovated canary stone houses, on a finca with tropical garden.

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