The observatory was opened in 1964. Today, various European countries are involved in the construction and operation of the Observatorio del Teide. Since 1972 until today, the Carlos Sánchez infrared telescope located here is one of the largest of its kind.
From Teide, astronomers, naturalists and Augustinian monks have observed the night sky for centuries. The reason for this is the favorable location and climate of the Canary Islands, from which you can clearly see and explore the starry sky on many days of the year.