Icod de los Vinos

Icod de Los Vinos is mainly known for being the home of a REALLY old tree!

In Parque del Drago, close to the Church of San Marcos, stands said famous tree – which is reputed to be a thousand years old.

Hence its local name, El Drago Milenario: the Thousand-Year-Old Dragon.

This venerable old tree is the oldest and largest living specimen of Dracaena draco, or dragon tree. It is said to be a thousand years old, although the age is disputed.

It is one of the symbols of Tenerife, and was declared a national monument in 1917.

BTW you can see the tree without paying to go in the botanical gardens as you can just look at from above . . .which we realised once we had paid to go in!!!

Published by Derbyshire Gal

World traveller, proud auntie, bit of a liability.

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