San Bartolomé is situated in the centre of the island of Lanzarote and it’s an important agricultural region (sweet potatoes, watermelons and squash).
San Bartolomé is one of the seven municipalities of Lanzarote and therefore has a town hall, headed by the local mayor. The main town, also called San Bartolomé, is of traditional Canarian style with buildings of interest, such as Casa Mayor Guerra, Casa Ajei or Monumento al Campesino. The coastal strip of the district has beaches such as Playa Honda, near the Airport, one of the biggest on the island.
Casa Mayor Guerra, built in 1765, was the 18th century home of former military Governor of Lanzarote. Inside you can visit its rooms with period furniture and permanent exhibitions about the history of San Bartolome.
Casa Ajei, built in 1720, is a large mansion with a beautiful central courtyard surrounded by a wooden gallery and Moorish tiles. Casa Ajei is currently a cultural center with an art gallery and various exhibition halls.
Monumento al Campesino it is a public tribute César Manrique paid to the effort of men and women working the fields of Lanzarote. The location of the Monumento is clearly signposted by the towering 15 metre sculpture of Fertility, constructed in 1968 from old water tanks
Also there is the Tanit Ethnic Museum, which contains a display of working and cultural life of Lanzarote over the past centuries. Next to this museum you will find the Tourist Office of San Bartolome.