Located on the border between the Timanfaya National Park and the Volcanoes Natural Park, on the road that connects Yaiza with Tinajo; Timanfaya visitors center tries to integrate the traveler into the nature that surrounds him.
The name is perfect, because it is a short building, with flat roofs and painted white immaculate, which is why it looks like a spot in the black immensity of the volcanic lava.
In the interior in several levels, there are exhibitions about volcanoes, plate tectonics, volcanic phenomena in the Canary Islands and in the world, the Nature of Lanzarote and a model of the Park with all its volcanoes. In the basement, every half hour, the simulation of an eruption with effects of lights and sounds is done, which is curious and also in the auditorium, two documentaries are projected, one about volcanoes and the other about nature in Lanzarote, but they seem like a little old.
On the outside, you can walk along a 200-meter walkway that hangs over, enters the lava and overwhelms us with its magnitude, everything is absolutely black, with whimsical shapes and only a few lichens dare to colonize this substrate. Getting an idea of the eruptions of the eighteenth and nineteenth century is difficult and just think that these incandescent flows, flowing throughout the area to end in the sea gives a slight idea of the magnitude of the process and the strength of the volcanoes.
The visitor center of Timanfaya also has a terrace, but the view is similar to the walkway.
At the entrance there is a shop, but it is mainly souvenirs.
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