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Bandama Volcano in Gran Canaria, Spain


Bandama in Gran Canaria is one of the most attractive and spectacular volcanoes on the island and one of the most popular places to see in Gran Canaria. An excursion to the volcano is a great attraction in your Gran Canaria holidays. One of the best things to do in Gran Canaria.

The volcano is formed by a well-defined cone, 574 meters in height and an impressive depression measuring 1,200 meters in diameter and 220 meters in depth.

This enormous caldera is the result of a violent explosion and it is one of the biggest craters of its kind in the world.

A short hiking tour or nature walk can be made along the lip of the caldera and down to the crater bottom. For seeing the crater interior, there is a track that begins to the left of the chapel in the hamlet at the edge of the caldera. At the bottom there is also an old press where Malvasía wine (Malmsey) was formerly made.


How to Get There?
The Bandama Caldera is located 12 km. from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and easily accessible. To travel to Bandama, visitors should take the bus no. 39 at the Bus & Coach Station (estación de guaguas).

For the ones travelling by car, they should follow the C-811 road known locally as the carretera del centro, to the turn-off at the 10 km. mark. A further 3 km. drive takes one to the peak of the volcano, from which excellent views can be had of the caldera and the central part of the island.


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