The thousand-year-old tree of Tenerife: a living testimony to the history and natural beauty of the Canary Islands.

Tenerife's thousand-year-old tree is an icon of the island, a living testimony to its history and natural beauty. Located in the north of the island, this majestic dragon is one of Tenerife's most fascinating and admired attractions, attracting visitors from all over the world to marvel at its majesty and ancient wisdom.

Known locally as “El Drago Milenario”, this extraordinary tree is a specimen of Dracaena draco, a species endemic to the Canary Islands. With its more than 16 meters high, 20 meters in diameter, 80 tons of weight and over 300 branches, the Thousand Year Dragon is truly impressive. Its estimated age of around 800 years makes it one of the oldest trees on the planet, a true living monument of nature.

Legend and history are intertwined around this extraordinary tree. It is said to have a mythological origin, associated with ancient beliefs and legends of the Guanches, the ancient inhabitants of the Canary Islands. The dragon was considered sacred to the Guanches and symbolized strength and protection. Even today, the tree inspires a sense of wonder and reverence in those who visit it, transporting them to another time and dimension.

In addition to its natural beauty, the thousand-year-old tree is also a symbol of environmental conservation and protection. In 1917 it was declared a National Monument, highlighting the importance of preserving and protecting this natural wonder for future generations.

Visiting the Millenary Dragon is an unforgettable experience for anyone visiting Tenerife. Immersed in the splendid natural setting of the Orotava Valley, visitors can walk along the paths surrounding the tree, admiring its grandeur and majesty up close. The intertwined roots and bright green leaves create a magical and evocative atmosphere, while the silence broken only by the rustling of the leaves transports visitors into a state of tranquility and contemplation.

In addition to visiting the tree itself, visitors can also explore the surroundings and discover other attractions in the area. The Orotava Valley is renowned for its natural beauty and breathtaking landscapes, which include botanical gardens, natural parks and picturesque traditional villages.

In conclusion, the thousand-year-old tree of Tenerife is much more than just a tree. It is a symbol of the island's history and culture, a work of nature's art and a source of inspiration for all who visit. Its beauty and majesty continue to surprise and fascinate visitors, making it an essential stop for anyone wanting to explore the wonders of Tenerife.

If you are interested in seeing the tree you can do so through one of our bus excursions, by clicking the link below you can book independently: