This place fascinated us the first time we set eyes on it. I’d never seen a photo of it before even though thousands upon thousands of visitors descend on the hamlet of Masca not that far from the El Palmar Valley, home to this volcanic cone.
To me it looks like a pie that some local giant has taken neat slices out of, but that’s just an over active imagination. A more down to earth version is that it was excavated for building materials, but the process was a dangerous one resulting in the loss of a few lives, so quarrying ceased.
The valley itself is stunning, but overlooked by most visitors to Tenerife which I have to admit to being quite pleased about. Hordes of coaches would spoil this part of rural Tenerife.