Casa Isla & Cesar Manrique

Joanne

Casa Isla & Cesar Manrique

Sightseeing
César Manrique imagined how to transformed this abandoned old quarry in a fascinating way. He used the amphitheatre to create a botanical garden with 4500 cacti from all over the world with 450 species in there. Known as the Jardin de Cactus, allow for 1.5 to 2 hours to visit. There is a coffee shop and well-restored windmill and the cacti are protected from the strong winds that sometimes blow over Lanzarote. Wear flat shoes!
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Cactus Garden
3A Calle Brunela
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César Manrique imagined how to transformed this abandoned old quarry in a fascinating way. He used the amphitheatre to create a botanical garden with 4500 cacti from all over the world with 450 species in there. Known as the Jardin de Cactus, allow for 1.5 to 2 hours to visit. There is a coffee shop and well-restored windmill and the cacti are protected from the strong winds that sometimes blow over Lanzarote. Wear flat shoes!
At the North of the island, Jameos del Agua is a unique place where the remains of a volcanic tube has been transformed by César Manrique. 4000 years ago, the Volcan La Corona erupted and a 6km long lava tube was formed. Over time, some sections of the tube collapsed creating openings called "Jameos". In the 1960s, 3 of those caves and a section of the remaining tube were added to with gardens, pool, a museum, an auditorium & a restaurant. There is also a salt lake with tiny white crabs. Allow for 2 hours and wear comfy shoes.
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Jameos del Agua
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At the North of the island, Jameos del Agua is a unique place where the remains of a volcanic tube has been transformed by César Manrique. 4000 years ago, the Volcan La Corona erupted and a 6km long lava tube was formed. Over time, some sections of the tube collapsed creating openings called "Jameos". In the 1960s, 3 of those caves and a section of the remaining tube were added to with gardens, pool, a museum, an auditorium & a restaurant. There is also a salt lake with tiny white crabs. Allow for 2 hours and wear comfy shoes.
One of Lanzarote's top spots to visit. Located on the Risco de Famara, the viewpoint overlooks the island of La Graciosa at an altitude of over 475m. It used to be a military fort from the 19th century. César Manrique transformed it in the 1970s to be camouflaged in the rocks and to offer incredible views of the cliff, the island, and the stretch of sea in between called El Rio. At the bottom of the cliffs, you can also see the salt pans of Salinas del Rio. The inside building with its white walls and curves offers a great frame to the beautiful landscapes. 30 mins is normally enough time.
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Mirador del Rio
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One of Lanzarote's top spots to visit. Located on the Risco de Famara, the viewpoint overlooks the island of La Graciosa at an altitude of over 475m. It used to be a military fort from the 19th century. César Manrique transformed it in the 1970s to be camouflaged in the rocks and to offer incredible views of the cliff, the island, and the stretch of sea in between called El Rio. At the bottom of the cliffs, you can also see the salt pans of Salinas del Rio. The inside building with its white walls and curves offers a great frame to the beautiful landscapes. 30 mins is normally enough time.
Located in the Northern town of Haria, César Manrique used to live there but in 1986 he began building a new home at a farmhouse and lived there until his death in 1992. Today it is a museum where furniture and items have been kept as they were. You can also see his studio and how he worked. One hour is enough time to visit.
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Cesar Manrique House Museum
30 Calle Elvira Sánchez
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Located in the Northern town of Haria, César Manrique used to live there but in 1986 he began building a new home at a farmhouse and lived there until his death in 1992. Today it is a museum where furniture and items have been kept as they were. You can also see his studio and how he worked. One hour is enough time to visit.
LagOmar is one of the Lanzarote's most spectacular private properties. Imagined by César Manrique and designed by Jesus Soto, it was built in a quarry with natural tunnels and caves. In the 1970s, Oman Sharif came to Lanzarote while filming "the Mysterious Island" and bought it. In the 1990s it was enhanced by architects from Germany and Uruguay with flora, reclaimed wood beams and many other materials. Today it is a museum. Gets busy so come late or early to avoid the crowds, an hour is perfect.
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Museo Lagomar
2 Calle los Loros
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LagOmar is one of the Lanzarote's most spectacular private properties. Imagined by César Manrique and designed by Jesus Soto, it was built in a quarry with natural tunnels and caves. In the 1970s, Oman Sharif came to Lanzarote while filming "the Mysterious Island" and bought it. In the 1990s it was enhanced by architects from Germany and Uruguay with flora, reclaimed wood beams and many other materials. Today it is a museum. Gets busy so come late or early to avoid the crowds, an hour is perfect.
Explore the caves and amazing lighting. In 1965, Jesus Soto was asked to provide lighting in one of the section of the 6km long lava tube from La Corona. As long as you are good with small spaces, enjoy the underground walk and its beautiful colours and shapes. 1.5 to 2 hours with queues, flat shoes, no big backpacks.
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Cueva de los Verdes
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Explore the caves and amazing lighting. In 1965, Jesus Soto was asked to provide lighting in one of the section of the 6km long lava tube from La Corona. As long as you are good with small spaces, enjoy the underground walk and its beautiful colours and shapes. 1.5 to 2 hours with queues, flat shoes, no big backpacks.
Unique landscape of vast volcanic structures stemming from the 18th and 19th centuries. Stunning craters and some interesting touristic sights. Bus tour available & only way to look around all of the area, cars not allowed. Lots of people liken this visit to being on Mars as it is truly spectacular and other worldly. Can be busy. Well-organised despite the pandemic. Explanations of the volcanic activity and translations in English, German, Spanish & French. 45 mins on the bus plus the extra time on your own. Highly recommended!
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Timanfaya National Park
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Unique landscape of vast volcanic structures stemming from the 18th and 19th centuries. Stunning craters and some interesting touristic sights. Bus tour available & only way to look around all of the area, cars not allowed. Lots of people liken this visit to being on Mars as it is truly spectacular and other worldly. Can be busy. Well-organised despite the pandemic. Explanations of the volcanic activity and translations in English, German, Spanish & French. 45 mins on the bus plus the extra time on your own. Highly recommended!