Translated as “The Fallen Cliff and the Sacred Mountains”, this site is an archeological locality comprised of caves, temples and wheat barns which once belonged to the indigenous people of the Canary Islands before the invasion of Spanish conquerors. The location was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2019.
Debates have started after several scientists stated that the location was used by the indigenous people for astronomical observations, but several mathematicians have their doubts, saying that there is not enough evidence to prove these claims.
But, be that as it may, Risco Caído and the Sacred Mountains still astonish visitors from all parts of the globe. This archeological site spreads over large parts of the mountain peak, as well as the towns of Teide, Artenara, Gáldar and Agaete.