Places to visit on Lanzarote

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Lanzarote has so many amazing places to visit, all completely unique and all adding to the quirky charm of the island, here are just a few of our favourites but there are so many more….Lanzarote is just 1 hour drive North to South so nothing is far from your holiday home.

 

The Centres of Art, Culture and Tourism

Consisting of seven essential places to visit across the island created by Cesar Manrique, these attractions combine natural beauty with innovation, art with eco.

Timanfaya or Fire Mountains  – the breath taking beauty of the lunar landscape

Monumento Al Campensino Museum – museum created to celebrate the local crafts people

Cueva De Los Verdes –  experience the flow of the lava with the huge lava tube

Jameos Del Agua – natural rock pool and music auditorium created by Manrique

Jardin de Cactus – the stylish and artistic home to millions of cacti

Castillo De San Jose – Stylish art gallery and restaurant overlooking the ocean

Mirador Del Rio – stunning lookout over the tiny island of La Graciosa

Tickets for entry to 4 or 6 centres are available, to be used over a 7 day period. You can purchase these from any tourist information office.

Fundacion de Cesar Manrique

 The former home of Cesar Manrique. After his death in 1992 it became the headquarters for the Fundacion.  It has been created out of five volcanic bubbles with underground tunnels connecting each individual area of the house.  An amazing combination of nature and modern design.

Casa Museo de Cesar Manrique

This is run by the Fundacion and was the home of the artist until he died in 1992. It looks exactly as it did on the day he died and gives a very personal insight to his life and work.  His workshop is situated and still has unfinished paintings,  and drawings that have been conserved, just as the artist left them 25 years ago.

The vineyards of La Gería 

With their traditional methods of cultivation, the vineyards in the centre of the island are a protected area. Single vines are planted in pits 4-5m wide and 2-3m deep, with small stone walls around each pit. This agricultural technique is designed to harvest rainfall and overnight dew and to protect the plants from the winds. The vineyards are part of the World Heritage Site. A visit to one of the many family owned bodegas in this area is a must do during your stay.

 

La Graciosa Island Day Trip

La Graciosa is the smallest inhabited island of the Canary Islands and remains unspoilt with no roads, just 500 inhabitants and fantastic white sandy beaches, a perfect place to spend a day of your holiday. With its relaxed and under developed vibe, the island prides itself on resisting the pull of mainstream tourism and its magical charm comes from its simplicity.

Lanzarote Retreats offers guests the opportunity of spending a day on La Graciosa, including return boat trip, lunch and a visit to the islands best beach, visit our Days out, Sports and Activities page for more information.