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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Garajonay National Park, Spain

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Garajonay National Park is a World Heritage Site of Spain located on the island of La Gomera in the Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, in the Canary Islands. It is one of the few nature sites in Spain to be inscribed by UNESCO.

Garajonay National Park is in the middle of La Gomera. It occupies 40 sq km (15 sq mi) and includes the highest point on the island, at 1,484 m (4,869 ft). 70% of the park is covered in humid subtropical forest, called laurisilva. The laurels, including Laurus azorica and Laurus canariensis, are the distinctive flora of the park.


Garajonay National Park, La Gomera, Canary Islands
Garajonay National Park, La Gomera, Canary Islands
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Another attractive feature of Garajoney National Park are its massive rocks which resemble mighty fortresses, and are considered sacred by the locals.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Garajonay National Park was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 10th session of the World Heritage Committee in Paris, France, on 24 - 28 November, 1986.

Location: N28 7 34.5 W17 14 14 on the Island of La Gomera, in the Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, in the Canary Islands.
Inscription Year: 1986
Type: Natural
Inscription Criteria: VII, IX
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