Cueva de los Verdes (“Greens’ cave” in Spanish -the owners of the cave were the “Verdes” family) located on the island of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, (a part of Spain). The Cave is situated in “Monumento Natural del Malpaís de La Corona”. The cave was created by lava flow roughly around 3,000 years ago, probably when the volcano “Monte Corona” erupted. The lava streams coming from the volcano chilled (by the air) and became solid rock on top what now can be seen as the roof of a cave. When time went by the roof of the cave collapsed in several spots, The caves extend for 6 kilometres , The cave walls are lighten up with subtle and colorful lights. In past times the locals of island Lanzarote hid in the cave everytime pirates and slave raiders, came to shore.
The cave can be accessed solely as part of a guided tour (sets out every 20 minutes) it is open daily from 10am to 6pm.
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