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Mount Eden - the highest volcano of the new Zealand city of Auckland and its environs. Mount Eden is located in the heart of Auckland city at 196 meters above sea level. It offers one of the most beautiful views of the city.

Bowl-shaped crater at the summit of the mountain is 50 meters deep. The last eruption of this volcano was 28 000 years ago.

In ancient times the mountain was of the Maori place of livestock grazing on the slopes of cultivated fruit trees. In the 19th century, the land at mount Eden has been adopted by the business people of Auckland. In 1870-e years most of the land was divided into large tracts, and between them was carried out roads. In 1877, at mount Eden, was opened the first school. Since 1879 the land of mount Eden officially became part of the city.

With the first half of the 20th century on the mount began to appear large houses, and on the Eastern slopes of the luxury country villas. Some of them are now museums, some hotels, and some departments of the hospitals. In the middle of the 20th century, these places had ceased to be popular, and can be relatively inexpensive to buy land here. At this time MT has acquired a somewhat Bohemian image, as here liked to gather writers, artists, actors. Today, many artists still choose the mountain as their home.

For many MT connected with the prison, built in the style of a castle. A prison built using the labor of prisoners from basalt rocks mined here.

On the territory of mount Eden is the largest stadium in New Zealand. In winter, there are competitions in Rugby, summer football matches and rebeling. The stadium is also equipped with removable County cricket.

Mount Eden is one of the most visited tourist places of Auckland. Until 2006 on the top of the mountain, there were even tour buses. Now a ban on the use of transport on the slopes of the mountain, and to reach the top, you need to go all the way on foot.