El Hierro

The islands of the zero meridian

This famous locality was known wordlwide by being considered the zero meridian. It is surrounded by spectacular gardens in a gorgeous underwater garden.

Plan your stay in El Hierro

Things to do in El Hierro normally involve aquatic activities or nature in general. You must visit the Frontera Rural Park and Playas Natural Monument. Our tour starts in Valverde’s old town, presided over by Nuestra Señora de la Concepción Church, whose altarpiece and the religious images inside are quite interesting. Near, the Consistorial Houses, Conde House, and Quinteras House are worth a visit as well. There is also a small Archeological Museum around.

Near Valverde, we find the Monacal and its natural pools. Also, here lies the Jinama Viewpoint. Another place to contemplate the view is Peña Viewpoint, 700-meter height, which is next to Virgen de la Peña Chapel. Do not leave Valverde without having a look at Bajada Tribute. In Valverde, there is also an Interpretation Center devoted to the tree of the island, the Garoé. It is here where we find the other famour lookout: Hoya de la Fireba Viewpoint.

La Frontera is another interesting village in the island, standing out because of its Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria churcch and Nuestra Señora de los Reyes Sanctuary (patron saint of El Hierro). If you plan to come to the Golfo Valley, then you must visit the Ecomuseo Guinea Cultural Park (dealing with the evolution of the area throughout history) and The Recovery of the Giant Lizard of El Hierro Center. From the Bascos Viewpoint you can observe the Tanganasoga Volcano. Another outstanding sight is the Kings’ Cross (1400-meter height).


Nuestra Señora de Los Reyes Sanctuary

You can also visit the Caracol Cave. El Pinar is a village that houses the Playas Natural Monument, El Julán and Tanajara. The most important sight in this are is the Restingolitas Museum, where pieces emerged from the submarine volcano are held. There are also interesting aboriginal engravings. Another must-see in El Hierro is the Zero Meridian Monument, which is next to the Orchilla Lighthouse. Do not miss the Faro Cave. Also, in El Pinar, one cannot leave without paying a visit to Mar de las Calmas Marine Reserve. Beaches in El Hierro are the most amazing to see: El Verodal, Charco Azul, Arenas Blancas, Puerto de la Estaca, Charco Manso and Las Playas


Practical data


27º44’N, 18º03”W


Aeropuerto de El Hierro 9 km


571 m


10 960 (2012)

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