Photographer's Note

The Cave of the Greens as Jameos of the Water, it is a section of the tunnel of the Atlantis, which has an extension of 6 kilometers in the surface and 1,5 km under the sea, it is the longest volcanic tunnel of the world. The cave is a part of the washing of lava proveniente of the eruption of the Volcano of The Crown that was advancing towards the sea, does more than four thousand years.

The Cave of the Greens formed because of a current of very fluid lava in which the exterior surface hardens for the cooling caused by the air, forming thus the roof, then when the content empties for term of emission lávica the cave remains constituted. On having come, the lava to the sea provokes the gas accumulation the interior of the cave, which compressed make to jump the roof, this explains the phenomena called Jameos in this case the accesses to the cave.

There exist two theories that explain the name " of the greens " on one hand, the mysterious color of the interior of the cave and for other one the well-known family " The Greens " ancient proprietresses of the grounds in the one that finds the cave, this second theory is most defended by the historians. The Cave of the Greens keeps a rich history, it was inhabited by the pre-Hispanic population, to the interior there have been tools that explain his customs and forms of life, also it has served as refuge opposite to the pirates' attacks that were coming to the island to catch hostages and then to demand goods for his rescue or to capture the natives and to sell them as slaves in Africa and Europe.

In 1964 Jesús Soto designed, conditioned and illuminated a trip of two kilometers to be visited. The trip has a duration of an hour, accompanied of an environmental suitable music and a temperature in the very agreeable interior, it is possible to appreciate capricious forms in the rock, as the stalactites caused by the dripping of the lava that are highlighted by an indirect lighting. Inside the Cave there has been enabled an auditorium that offers one exceptional acoustics suitable for the concerts with wind instruments, it is the second stage of the Festival of Visual Music of Lanzarote.

Two WS of the interior

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