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Tinajo is a municipality in the western part of the island of Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain. It is located near the north coast, northwest of the island’s capital Arrecife. The main town in the municipality is also called Tinajo and other communities are El Cuchillo, Mancha Blanca, La Santa and La Vegueta

Due to its volcanic origin, given by the eruptions from Timanfaya and its best known volcano: the Tinguatón, Tinajo is a municipality with unique lands and, besides an impressive landscape, they offer a special soil for agriculture that abounds in the municipality. Undoubtedly one of the most unique geographies of the island, which is away from the traditional offer of Lanzarote’s sun and beaches.

Tinajo village, reachable by the roads LZ-67 and LZ-20, boasts some impressive examples of Canarian architecture and is arranged around a very pretty and colourfully planted main square. Tinajo is home to the parish church of San Roque – where visitors can view some impressive religious icons, amongst them a famous figure of Christ created by Lujan Perez. The church has several other interesting features too, including its interior ceiling and, on the roof, a sundial dating from the 1800s.

Also famous for its wrestling tradition, Tinajo has one of the best teams of the island, for which it provides a nice wrestling arena, the Terrero, in the south of the village on the road coming from Mancha Blanca.