Secret of the cave
Category: Sense of Place
Photo and caption by Ilias Katsouras
Cueva de los Verdes (Greens' cave) in Lanzarote, Canary islands, is formed from parts of volcanic soils and extends from 1 km to 6 kilometres, consisting of old lava streams, which are the second longest in the world. The caves and galleries were created as a result of a prehistoric eruption from the volcano Monte Corona between three and five thousand years ago. In the depicted part a trick is played to impress the visitors but we promised not to say anything more :-)
Location: Cueva de los Verdes, Lanzarote, Spain, Canary Islands
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