'The Illusion' - Cueva de los Verdes, Lanzarote, Spain

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Cueva de los Verdes (Spanish for "Greens' cave", because in the past its owners were the "Verdes" family) is a lava tube and tourist attraction on the island of Lanzarote. The cave lies within the Monumento Natural del Malpaís de La Corona. The cave was created around 3,000 years ago by lava flows erupted from the nearby volcano Monte Corona, flowing across the Malpaís de la Corona toward the sea. The lava streams cooled on top, developing a solid crust, before the lava drained away leaving the top part as the roof of a cave. In about 20 spots, the roof of the cave collapsed, forming a cavern known locally as a jameo. The caves extend for 6 kilometres above sea level and for another 1.5 kilometres below the sea.

Source and more informations: Cueva de los Verdes - Wikipedia

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Comments (317)

Joe Lourenḉo on January 26, 2013

Awesome photo of the optical illusion!

Favorite and Like!


Ursula S on January 26, 2013

Great shot of an interesting place. Like

Greetings, myVideoMedia

Boris_2105 on January 26, 2013

Incredibly beautiful place and shot, bravo! L+F.

With best wishes from Latvia,

  • Boris. *
roro-ji2981 on January 26, 2013

Beautiful! LIKE. Greetings from roro

Buts Yuri on January 26, 2013

Interesting photo! LIKE-66 ! Many greetings, Buts_YV

janamare26 on January 26, 2013

Beautiful.L+F.Best wishes,Mirjana

Goldfoto on January 26, 2013

Spectacular reflection in this cave...very well seen...like+fav...Many Greetings and best wishes from Germany!

bonavista - NO VIEWS on January 26, 2013

U-uh,amazing place! Excellent presented! Lk


Dida(Views?No, thanx… on January 26, 2013

It's really a great illusion - I was there two times! Like

Greetings, Dida

mir@cle on January 26, 2013

I remembe this photo:)) Like and warm wishes to You:)

Antoni F. on January 26, 2013

capricious nature, wonderful shot, lk & star

                nice sunday
Dezso Biczo © on January 26, 2013

Wonderful pictures, well done!

LIKE 73.

Best wishes • Dezső • good weekend!

Imre Lakat on January 26, 2013

Very beautiful shot !

Nice picture !


Best wishes . Imre

Səməd on January 26, 2013

An amazing rock formation! I liked.

mackedwars on January 26, 2013

Bellos efectos ópticos en el agua de esas maravillosa cuevas lanzaroteñas.

Like y favorita

Muy cordiales saludos.


Itallica on January 26, 2013

a grand portrayal!

NilouAghdam on January 26, 2013

L & F :)

Ismail Yaşartekin on January 26, 2013

Wonderful photo.YSL

Thank you for visit and kind comments.


Christian Möller on January 26, 2013

Wunderschön. Gruß und Like aus Hamburg, Christian.

MAYAAMON on January 26, 2013


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