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Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias

Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos | Apartado de Correos 50, Breña Baja, 38712, La Palma, Spain
+34 922 40 55 00
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Fantastic visit. Really informative

Book in advance. They start early, but it is worth it. First class guide. Loos at the top on... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Maggi B
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Cirencester
Do not miss this when you visit La Palma.

The views from the summit of Roque de los Muchachos are spectacular. You can drive there but we... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
doubleyougee1945
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos | Apartado de Correos 50, Breña Baja, 38712, La Palma, Spain
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Book in advance. They start early, but it is worth it. First class guide. Loos at the top on arrival. But TAKE WARM CLOTHING. Even in summer. This is 2400m high. Even in summer it will be CHILLY. The day we went we had freezing...More

Thank Maggi B
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The views from the summit of Roque de los Muchachos are spectacular. You can drive there but we went on a coach trip that included going inside the building that houses the GTC telescope, the largest optical telescope in the World, with the specialist guide...More

Thank doubleyougee1945
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the telescopes from the guide, Sheila, who made the whole experience very entertaining and provided fantastic facts and insights about astrology and how the telescopes work. The views from the top of Roque de los Muchachos were unbelievable! Definitely worth...More

Thank TRoberts89
Reviewed 29 September 2015

A visit to these telescopes is really mind blowing they have shots of the universe that take your breathe away. We were lucky to have had a guided tour by one of the staff and the clinmb (in the car of course) was well worth...More

Thank revroger
Reviewed 20 March 2015

A great narrow and winding road climbing up to 2426 meters for the most wonderful of views over the whole of La Palma and especially the 1.5 million year old caldera. Short walks on the paths at the top are fantastic.

1  Thank Glyn12
Reviewed 26 February 2015

We saw a whole range of these observatories on the top of the island. Most operate at night time, but at least one observes the sun's activities during the day. The road up to the summit was built specially to give access to these observatories....More

1  Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 25 December 2014

We did and early morning tour of the English observatory centre at 930am we set off from our hotel at 0730am it took us just over an hour and a half to get there but it was well worth the drive seeing the sunrise was...More

6  Thank Rachael B
Reviewed 25 November 2014

First of all, it is not about stars, the universe and everything. It is about modern optical instrument: telescope GTC. Secondly, you won't see planets, milky way, etc., but you will see telescope mount, mirrors, and everything under dome. If it sounds intersting and you...More

2  Thank Casual_Vita
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Woderful experience at 2460 meters! This La Palma attraction let you understand how little you are but how great is man and his curiosity to know.... Elena,our guide ,italian guide ,was efficient and professional.

3  Thank bersab
Reviewed 30 August 2013

We were lucky enough to have a tour of the GTC telescope. It is really fascinating inside and you get to learn all about how the telescope works and the kind of things they study. Tours are free of charge. You need to book in...More

5  Thank Becknaide
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