|Santa Cruz de Tenerife|
Provincia de Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Islas Canarias Spain
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
The International Tenerife Memorial was erected in memory of the 583 victims of the Tenerife airport disaster on March 27, 1977. Located on the Mesa Mota park on the outskirts of the city of San Cristóbal de La Laguna on the island of Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain), it was inaugurated on March 27, 2007 on Mesa Mota mountain in the park there, from which people can see spectacular views of Los Rodeos Airport and sometimes the silhouette of Mount Teide. The monument is an 18-m tall spiral staircase designed by Dutch artist Rudi van de Wint. The inauguration was attended by many relatives of those killed in the tragic accident and serves as a "final resting spot" for many of those whose bodies were not recovered.