Tuesday, 24 January 2012

After Cesar Manrique's Steps in Lanzarote - Jameos Del Agua

In the north of Lanzarote, in the foot of the volcano Monte Corona, which erupted around 3000 years ago, begins one of the most interesting systems of underground passages and caves in the entire world. It winds its way down to the sea over six kilometres, continuing at the seabed at an average depth of fifty metres, across to the Roque del Este, the peak of volcano rising from the seabed.
"Jameo" means hollow, bowl, burst, volcanic bubble. A jameo is formed whjen a tunnel ceiling collapses, which most often occurs when the width of the tunnel exceeds twenty metres.

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