Centro de Interpretación Geológica

El Hierro

On Taibique's main road, this small cultural centre presents interesting exhibits about the geology of the Canary Islands, including extensive focus on El Hierro's lava-flow landscapes and various types of volcanic rock (with quaint names like 'breadcrust' and 'spatter'), plus its scarce water resources and pottery-making tradition.

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Nearby El Hierro attractions

1. Mirador de Tanajara

0.15 MILES

Soak up El Pinar's pine-fringed mountainscape from this 911m-high lookout platform at the western end of Taibique.

2. Bodega Elysar

0.28 MILES

Under the watch of self-trained viticulturist Ambrosio Martín, family-run, 2015-founded Bodega Elysar works with traditional island grapes (negramoll,…

3. Hoya del Morcillo


At the heart of El Pinar, 3km west of Las Casas, this shady recreational area is a beautiful spot to rest among the pines, with a football field,…

4. Mirador de Las Playas

2.01 MILES

Around 2km north of Las Casas and well signed off the HI4, the Mirador de Las Playas reveals a spectacular show of bottle-green pines tumbling down the…

5. Las Playas

2.07 MILES

Around 8km southwest of Timijiraque on the HI30, this spectacular (and breezy) 4km stretch of black-pebble beach with mirror-smooth seas is backed by…

6. Mirador de la Llanía

2.55 MILES

Soak up the beauty of El Golfo's rambling agricultural expanses from this windswept lookout high above. It's a five-minute (signposted) walk north from…

8. Mirador de Isora

2.98 MILES

From the 800m-high Mirador de Isora, perched on the Risco de los Herreños cliffs, the mountain falls away at your feet to reveal the smooth volcanic coast…