Los Órganos Natural Monument

A cathedral organ cut into a cliff
If there was a kingdom of the seas and its King and Queen had ordered a huge stone organ for the royal wedding, the architect wouldn’t need to create one, they could simply take advantage of the one nature carved into the north-west coastline of La Gomera. This incredible sight, 200 metres wide and 80 metres high, with enormous prismatic columns of basalt that drop down the cliff face into the sea and continue under the water is only accessible by sea. It’s a precious gem of natural architecture that leaves everyone who sees it speechless in awe.
An excursion to Los Órganos from Valle Gran Rey
Private excursion boats that take visitors to Los Órganos leave from the tourist hubs in Valle Gran Rey and Playa de Santiago, and offer various options, from short excursions to day trips, along the eastern coast of the island until ending up at this spot. The boat guides explain that the 'organs' are really a mass of magma that didn't quite make it above the surface and cooled very quickly, breaking up into regular shapes. La Gomera’s fierce northern waves then took over and shaped and sculpted the rock face into the amazing, unique sight that it is today.
Height
211 m
Wildlife interest
Localidad
Vallehermoso

TENERIFE

TENERIFE

GRAN CANARIA

GRAN CANARIA

FUERTEVENTURA

FUERTEVENTURA

LANZAROTE

LANZAROTE

LA GRACIOSA

LA GRACIOSA

LA GOMERA

LA GOMERA

LA PALMA

LA PALMA

EL HIERRO

EL HIERRO
Sustainability
Sostenibilidad
- Never leave waste of any type lying around, including cigarette butts. Leftover food leads to a proliferation of rats and wild cats, which pose a serious threat to the fauna.
- Respect the animals. Do not bother them or feed them. If you see an injured specimen, you can call the emergency number: 112. Do not pick flowers or plants.
- Do not pick up or take away stones or any other item from the natural environment. And do not move them to pile them up into sadly famous 'towers'.
- Do not walk in areas where it is not allowed and respect the signposting along trails. Leaving the set paths causes damage to the environment and could also be dangerous for you and anyone with you.
- Do not light fires outside the permitted areas and be especially careful during the summer months.
- Try not to alter the peace of the environment with excessive noise (loud music, yelling, etc.).
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