LZ02 Risco de Famara

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This cliff is around 25 km long, and between 400 and 600 m high, whose genesis is linked to a debris avalanche. The cliff is carved on the Famara massif, and formed mainly by basaltic lava flows piling up with intercalation of levels of pyroclasts, buried pyroclasts cones, layers of red ochre and detrital deposits. [...]

LZ03 Cono enterrado de Órzola

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It is located in the lower part of the ancient building of Famara, and it is between 10.2 – 8.3 Ma, and one of the oldest hydromagmatic cones on the island of Lanzarote. It is a perfect example of a buried volcanic construction, showing its ochre shades and an approximately conic morphology, where the different [...]

LZ12 Las Laderas

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Paleo-cliff corresponding to the topographic end of Risco de Famara. It is totally disconnected from the current coastline. At its base, it has developed two well-differentiated generations of detrital fans evolving towards glacis on the distal area. In this distal area, the glacis deposits intertwine with wind Jable sand deposits. There are numerous outcrops where [...]

LZ13 Barranco de Tenegüime

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This is a clear example of a valley with a transversal “V” profile. A straight ravine where the erosion of the water has excavated the complete sequence of the materials that form the Famara Massif, draining towards its eastern slope / watershed. The ravine seems to be fitted on a NW-SE fault plain, a factor [...]

LZ24 Volcán de Tinguatón

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The Tinguatón volcano corresponds to the 3rd and last eruption stage of 1824, around 9 km from the first building formed, Tao volcano, and around 4 km from the 2nd eruption episode, Nuevo del Fuego or Chinero volcano. The three volcanic buildings are located over the same fracture in ENE-WSW direction. The eruption of the [...]

LZ26 Pico Partido-Montaña Señalo

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The volcanic area of Pico Partido-Montaña del Señalo is one of the most active points of the fissure vent that puts together the different emission centres of the 1730-1736 eruption. This is one of the areas with the largest number of eruption centres per km2 of the whole eruption. This is a compact eruption system [...]

LZ31 Montaña Rajada

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Mountain Rajada is one of the largest isolated volcanic structures of the historic eruption of Timanfaya. It consists of a complex morphological cone which is a result of its construction around several craters that are aligned in the direction of the main Timanfaya fracture and displays distinctive eruptive styles. The main crater houses a lava [...]

LZ32 Calderas Quemadas

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The alignment of the Calderas Quemadas monogenetic volcanoes define the main direction of the eruptive fissure that led to the historic eruption of Timanfaya. This alignment is a small volcanic chain formed from the interweaving, overlapping and juxtaposition of four volcanic ring structures that generate the most compact alignment of the Timanfaya area. Each of [...]

LZ33 Hornitos del Echadero de Los Camellos

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The hornitos and cinder cones of Echadero de Los Camellos make up the set of smaller more compact constructions, which are the most unique and of the highest morphological complexity and structure of the Timanfaya eruption. It is on the peripheral core of the eruption of Timanfaya, Macizo del Fuego, connected to the flow of [...]

LZ39 Valle de Femés

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An excavated valley in the ancient deposits of the Macizo de los Ajaches. This is a graben-type valley, structurally controlled by normal faults in a NE-SW direction. The existence of these faults has influenced the direction of the eruptive fissure including the cones of Montaña Riscada and Caldera Gritana, since, once the power source of [...]

LZ41 Papagayo

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In the southeastern tip of Lanzarote, south of the steep slopes of Los Ajaches, a large area of very low slope is located. It is a marine abrasion platform formed during the Pliocene, on which a river network of dendritic character has formed. This rasa has an average altitude of about 40 m above sea [...]

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