The Roque Nublo (Clouds Rock) is considered a landmark of Gran Canaria and is about 65 m high. The Roque Nublo was important at the time of the Guanches as Holy Mountain. They had built a place of worship on which the sun god was sacrificed.
A visit is definitely worthwhile. But the way there is already very nice. There are always great views of the other rock monoliths near the Roque Nublo (for example the "monk"). If you stand directly on the rocky plateau in front of the majestic Roque Nublo, the rock monolith looks very impressive and sublime.
Tip: In the morning or early morning are usually not so many people there. We were almost the only visitors and could enjoy the Roque Nublo undisturbed :-)
April 11, 2018
Very nice tour, partly stony paths. Good hiking boots recommended. Only in good dry weather. Great views. On the plateau, it can get crowded, especially on weekends, when tourists are pouring up from the nearby parking lot. On our tour from the other side of the mountain, we only met two hikers.
November 19, 2016
At almost 90 meters high, the monolith "Roque Nublo" rises, which is considered an island landmark and is a memory of a distant past shattering. He has inspired painters, writers and musicians. The local composer and writer Néstor Álamo described him as “Lírica piedra lunar”, lyrical moon rock, or “Altar de mi tierra maga”, altar of my enchanting homeland.
February 29, 2020
A boulder - you can climb up comfortably - on the high plateau just before the Roque Nublo is suitable for a nice photo motif:
The two rocks of the Roque Nublo suddenly seem quite small if you position yourself and the photographer correctly. The photo looks particularly funny with "tiny" people in the background.
June 13, 2018
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